Etihad to resume flights between Australia and the U.K

Siobháin Spear
May 12, 2020

Operations will resume from Melbourne on May 15 and follow with Etihad flights from London on May 21.

April 12: In recent weeks, Etihad has been carrying out a series of repatriation flights and outlining inbound flights to bring stranded residents back to the UAE. Now, in a further step to resuming its flight schedule, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has announced that it will begin operating long-haul flights between Australia and the United Kingdom

From 15 May, Etihad will begin operating a weekly service from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi.

The airline carrier has announced that the weekly flights from Melbourne will commence on 15 May, and weekly flights from London will commence on 21 May.

Things to know before you fly 

To ensure the safety of its passengers and staff, Etihad has introduced a number of additional procedures.

Guests are recommended to wear a face mask throughout the journey and wash their hands at regular intervals. On board, Etihad will be providing as much space as possible between is passengers and the food and drink service will be conducted within COVID-19 guidelines.

When passengers land in Abu Dhabi, they will remain on the aircraft, and when landing at the final destination (whether Australia or the U.K), passengers should expect to follow additional safety and security measures.

Passengers are urged to check and familiarize themselves with the self-quarantine rules in place in Australia and the United Kingdom.

How can I book a flight between Australia and the U.K?

You can book via the Etihad website, on the Etihad mobile app or by calling the Etihad Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 from the UAE.

It is also possible to book these flights through a local travel agent.

All Etihad London operations will arrive and depart from London Heathrow, Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal.

Changing your Etihad flight

In earlier news, Etihad outlined 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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