Etihad to resume flights to select destinations from April 5

Siobháin Spear
Apr 3, 2020

Etihad Airways will resume flights to a chosen number of destinations.

On April 3, Etihad Airways announced that it had received the necessary approvals from UAE authorities to resume a select number of passenger flights. This follows a day after Emirates announced that it would also be resuming flights from April 6.

In a tweet released on the official Etihad Airways Twitter account, the airline said that it was resuming flights to help those who have been unable to travel home from the UAE since restrictions were brought in.

Repatriation flights  

From April 5, Etihad will be resuming repatriation flights for foreign citizens who have been stuck in the UAE since the restrictions came into effect. A number of daily outbound flights will be operated to assist stranded travellers in returning to their home countries.

Repatriation flights will start with Seoul Incheon and then followed by destinations such as Melbourne, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Amsterdam, subject to the required government approvals.

Available flights that can be booked

The following repatriation flights have been approved by the UAE Government,

  • Seoul: 5 April, 2020
  • Singapore: 7 April, 2020
  • Manila: 8 April, 2020
  • Bangkok: 9 April, 2020
  • Jakarta: 9 April, 2020

Following the suspension of flights in and out of the UAE, Etihad continues to work closely with authorities to get these types of operations in motion. The airline says that it aims is to increase the number of flights, subject to approval from other foreign governments.

How can I book a repatriation flight?

You can book any of the approved repatriation flights etihad.com, 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.

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