Etihad to resume passenger flights from May 16

Siobháin Spear
Apr 27, 2020

Until May 16, Etihad Airways will continue to operate outbound flights.

April 27: Earlier this month, Etihad Airways announced its plan to restart passenger flights from May 1; however, the airline has now pushed back the date and is aiming to resume passenger flights from May 16. Up until May 15, the airline will continue to operate a number of outbound flights to help foreign citizens to return to their home countries.

Repatriation flights from Abu Dhabi

Until 15 May 2020, Etihad Airways will be operating a number of outbound flights to select destinations around the world. While the flights are subject to change due to ongoing COVID-19 updates, the below flights are available for booking:

  • Amsterdam: April 27, 29 and May 2, 6, 9, 13
  • Barcelona: April 30 and May 7, 10, 14
  • Brussels: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15
  • Frankfurt: May 3, 10
  • Jakarta: April 30 and May 7, 14
  • Kuala Lumpur: May 2, 9
  • London Heathrow: April 29, 30 and May 2, 6, 9, 13
  • Manila: April 28, 30 and May 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15
  • Melbourne: April 24, 28 and 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 May
  • Seoul Incheon: April 28, 30 and May 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14
  • Singapore: April 28 and May 5, 12
  • Tokyo Narita: April 27
  • Zurich: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15

These flights have been approved by the UAE Government, and the airline is working closely with authorities to continue to add to its schedule of operations.

How can I book a repatriation flight?

You can book any of the approved repatriation flights, on our mobile app or by calling our Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 from the UAE. You can also book with your local travel agent.

In earlier news from the airline, loyalty travellers can now donate Etihad Guest Miles to help vulnerable refugees in high-infection areas of the world where assistance is desperately needed.

Changing your Etihad flight

Outlining its adjusted policy for flight changes, Etihad has stated that passengers scheduled to fly before 31 July 2020 will be given up to U.S. $400 and up to 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles if they plan to save the trip for later. Alternatively, passengers can change the date of their flight for free. The airline has outlined that those who booked with a travel agent will need to make the changes through the relevant agent; however, the airline policies still apply.

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