Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 1 April 2020

Coronavirus: full list of Etihad flight suspensions and route adjustments

The Abu Dhabi airline has altered its network as global travel services react to the outbreak of Covid-19

Etihad Airways has announced the full list of temporary changes to its route network as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the travel industry, and led to widespread flight cancellations as countries close their borders to try to minimise the spread of the virus.

Etihad said it was continuing "to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and has implemented a series of consolidated network changes".

"This is also being carried out for the safety and convenience of its customers and staff, and to minimise operational disruption during this period."

Here is the full list of the flight changes:

Australia

Melbourne (MEL): Reduced from 14 weekly to eight weekly from March 29 to April 30.

Belarus

Minsk (MSQ): Suspended from April 2 to 30.

Belgium

Brussels (BRU): Suspended from March 22 to April 30.

Pakistan

Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), Lahore (LHE): Suspended from March 21 to April 4.

Philippines

Manila (MNL): Reduced from twice daily to one daily from March 21 to April 30.

South Africa

Johannesburg (JNB): Reduced from daily to four weekly from March 28 to April 30.

South Korea

Seoul (ICN): Reduced from four weekly to three weekly from March 30 to April 30.

Switzerland

Zurich (ZRH): Suspended from March 24 to April 30.

United States

Chicago (ORD): Reduced from daily to four weekly from March 22 to April 30.

Los Angeles (LAX): Reduced from four weekly to three weekly from March 29 to April 30.

Washington, DC (IAD): Reduced from daily to four weekly from March 24 to April 30.

India

Ahmedabad (AMD), Bangalore (BLR), Calcutta (CCU), Calicut (CCJ), Chennai (MAA), Cochin (COK), Hyderabad (HYD), Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM), Trivandrum (TRV)

All flights suspended from March 22 to 28.

Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan (TSE): Reduced to one a week from March 19 to 31. All flights suspended from April 1 to 30.

Maldives

Male (MLE): Reduced to daily from March 23 to April 30.

Russia

Moscow (MOW): All flights suspended from March 20 to April 30.

Sri Lanka

Colombo (CMB): Reduced from twice daily to a single daily from March 29 to April 30.

The following previously announced network changes remain in place:

Azerbaijan

Baku (GYD): All flights suspended until April 30.

Bahrain (BAH)

Reduced from triple-daily to one daily until March 1. To increase to twice daily from April 1 to 30.

China

Shanghai (PVG): All flights suspended until March 28.

Chengdu (CTU): All flights suspended until further notice.

Hong Kong (HKG): All flights suspended until June 30.

Egypt

Cairo (CAI): All flights suspended from March 20 to April 30.

Greece

Athens: Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays) from April 1 to 30.

Indonesia

Jakarta (CGK): Reduced from twice daily to one daily (EY472/471 suspended) from March 18 until June 30.

Italy

Milan (MXP): All flights suspended until April 30.

Rome (FCO): EY85/86 suspended until April 30. EY83/84 scrapped until June 30.

Japan

Nagoya (NGO): All flights suspended until June 30.

Tokyo (NRT): Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday) from April 1to 30.

Jordan

Amman (AMM): All flights suspended until April 30.

Korea

Seoul (ICN): Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) from March 30 until April 30.

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh (RUH), Jeddah (JED), Dammam (DMM), Medina (MED)

All flights suspended until April 30.

Kenya

Nairobi (NBO): All flights suspended from March 19 to April 30.

Kuwait (KWI)

All flights suspended until March 31.

Lebanon

Beirut (BEY): All flights suspended until April 30.

Morocco

Casablanca (CMN) and Rabat (RBA): All flights suspended until April 30.

Oman

Muscat (MCT): Reduced from thrice daily to twice daily until April 30.

Philippines

Manila (MNL): All flights suspended from March 18 to 31.

Serbia

Belgrade (BEG): All flights suspended from March 20-April 30.

Singapore (SIN)

Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays) from April 1 to 30

Spain

Madrid (MAD) and Barcelona (BCN): All flights suspended until April 30.

Sudan

Khartoum (KRT): All flights suspended from March 18 until April 30.

Switzerland

Geneva (GVA): All flights suspended from March 19 until April 30.

Thailand

Bangkok (BKK): Reduced from thrice daily to twice daily (EY406/405 suspended) from April 1 until May 2.

Turkey

Istanbul (IST): All flights suspended until April 30.

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Etihad said more changes could occur in line with government directives.

In response to the evolving situation, Etihad has introduced Etihad Credit.

The new initiative allows travellers who have booked a flight to any country across Etihad's network to cancel tickets free of charge if travel plans change. The full value of the original ticket can then be used as credit towards a future flight booking.

Etihad Credit is available to anyone booking a flight before June 30. Rebooking can take place anytime until September 30, for travel until the end of this year.

Etihad is also operating five special charter flights between Abu Dhabi and Moscow from March 21 to 25 to aid the repatriation of Russian and UAE citizens, as well as other nationals transiting through Abu Dhabi to their home countries.

Only Russian citizens will be permitted to fly on the Abu Dhabi – Moscow sector, while non-Russian passengers of any nationality will be allowed to fly via Abu Dhabi from Moscow, provided there are connecting flights available, and no travel restrictions in place which impede entry to their end destinations, Etihad said.

Only UAE citizens will be permitted to enter the UAE at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Despite current travel restrictions, several flights are still departing in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. Most are via Etihad, but other airlines that continue to fly include Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Egypt Air, Malaysia Airlines and Korean Air.

The majority of flights have been moved from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.

The UAE has currently closed its borders to all travellers, including resident visa holders, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Emiratis were also banned from travel, except they can return to the UAE.

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The Dubai airline has suspended services to more than a third of its network.

You can see the full list here

Updated: March 26, 2020 10:35 AM

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