Etihad added 15 new destinations to its flight schedule from July 16. Now, it will fly to 40 destinations worldwide from next month.
The airline will operate inbound and outbound flights to several new destinations across Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East.
Flights to seven destinations in India make up part of the new flight schedule published on the airline’s website. This includes services to Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi.
To Europe, the airline is adding flights to five cities, including Manchester, Munich and Istanbul.
Regionally, Etihad will begin flying to Amman, Jordan, and to Cairo, Egypt.
The UAE’s national airline is also set to resume flights from Abu Dhabi to the Maldives. This coincides with tourism reopening in the Indian Ocean archipelago on July 15.
“We’re pleased to be operating flights from Abu Dhabi to more than 40 destinations around the world,” stated Etihad’s website upon the opening of the flights.
Etihad will resume flights to these destinations from Thursday, July 16:
As per the new schedule, Etihad will be operating to 40 cities worldwide: all routes have received approval from the UAE government.
- Passengers must note to check the latest travel advice and regulations before booking a flight.
- People flying into Abu Dhabi must have a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number before they can book travel.
The airline’s website states that passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi International Airport from Dubai or other emirates do not need a Covid-19 test to reach the airport.
However, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed to The National that this may change. Further information on the procedure is expected soon.
- Etihad has also resumed its online check-in services. Travellers can use this service to check in and select a seat up to 30 hours ahead of a flight.
Some seats will appear unavailable to allow Etihad to follow social distancing guidelines.
Travellers can also request seats upon arrival at the airport: check-in at the airport opens three hours ahead of flight times.
Previously, Etihad had suspended online check-in to allow staff to allocate seats to ensure social distancing on flights.
Emirates has recently reopened routes to 48 cities across the world and low-cost carrier Flydubai is taking bookings for flights to 24 destinations.