Etihad Plans To Resume Business From May 16

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Etihad Plans To Resume Business From May 16

Etihad Airways has announced that it plans to resume business from May 16. Earlier, Etihad was mulling over a gradual return from May 1 2020. The airline is in close talks with the UAE government and will return to the skies as soon as it receives approvals. As of now, Etihad flights remain grounded and will operate a a reduced network from May 16 2020.

List Of Etihad Flights Available From Abu Dhabi

Amsterdam: 27, 29 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Barcelona: 30 April and 7, 10, 14 May

Brussels: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

Frankfurt: 3, 10 May

Jakarta: 30 April and 7, 14 May

Kuala Lumpur: 2, 9 May

London Heathrow:29, 30 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Manila: 28, 30 April and 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15 May

Melbourne: 28 April and 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 May

Seoul Incheon:  28, 30 April and 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 May

Singapore: 28 April and 5, 12 May

Zurich: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

Speaking about the decision, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The monumental challenges being faced by all airlines, and our customers, have been beyond measure. However, we remain cautiously optimistic and will push ahead with our plans to resume normal flying, while striving to better serve and support our customers and our employees.”

Etihad however did not specify the destinations it would operate to once services resume. Etihad suspended all passenger flights starting on March 25 for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the airline has been operating a number of special repatriation flights to transport those wanting to exit or enter the country.

The Covid pandemic has brought the travel industry to a stand-still as countries impose lockdowns worldwide. In a recent video on Twitter, Etihad put out a heartwarming tribute to frontline Covid-19 workers.

What Else?

In addition, Etihad is in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airport, has been working on a new technology that helps detect Covid early. Meanwhile, Emirates has become the first airline to conduct rapid covid tests in Dubai International Airport.