Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 2 July 2020

Where Etihad is flying to: airline to increase services to 29 destinations from July 1

Destinations include Colombo, Barcelona and Manila

Etihad is planning to operate flights to 29 worldwide destinations from July 1 to 15. Courtesy Etihad
Etihad is planning to operate flights to 29 worldwide destinations from July 1 to 15. Courtesy Etihad

Etihad has announced that it is increasing its network of worldwide destinations to 29 cities from Wednesday, July 1.

As it stands, the UAE's national airline is flying to 20 destinations, including New York, Dublin and Jakarta.

It will add nine more cities to its schedule in early July, and has said that it hopes to add more flights from Thursday, July 16. As of Sunday, June 28, the airline suspended passenger services from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi, however it is still flying passengers to Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

"We hope to increase our destinations from July 16, and continue to work closely with the UAE Government and global aviation authorities to ensure we keep you connected the best we can," an update from the airline said.

Which destinations is Etihad flying to?

As of July 1, Etihad will fly to the following destinations:

Middle East

Abu Dhabi

Bahrain

Americas

Chicago

New York

Toronto

Asia

Colombo

Islamabad – Note: Pakistan to Abu Dhabi passenger services suspended

Karachi – Note: Pakistan to Abu Dhabi passenger services suspended

Lahore – Note: Pakistan to Abu Dhabi passenger services suspended

Jakarta

Kuala Lumpur

Manila

Seoul

Singapore

Tokyo

Pacific

Melbourne

Sydney

Europe

Amsterdam

Athens

Barcelona

Brussels

Dublin

Frankfurt

Geneva

Istanbul

London

Madrid

Milan

Paris

Zurich

Flying from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi

On Sunday, June 28 Etihad confirmed that services from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi had been suspended. The airline had included three cities in Pakistan, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore on its July route map.

"With immediate effect, Etihad Airways will temporarily suspend its passenger services from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi until further notice," an Etihad spokesperson said in a statement.

"This precautionary measure is being taken to limit the spread of Covid-19, and does not currently affect Etihad's passenger services into Pakistan from Abu Dhabi."

UAE travel regulations

Strict travel regulations remain in place in Abu Dhabi to curb the spread of Covid-19. Upon arrival in the emirate, passengers must self-isolate for 14 days.

The airline also specifies: "Due to government restrictions across our network, you will only be permitted to carry a personal item on board, such as a handbag, backpack or laptop bag. This can weigh up to 5kg. You may check in your remaining cabin baggage before you fly for free. This applies if you are flying in Economy, Business or First.

"Our lounges in Abu Dhabi remain closed, and we’re working to reopen them as soon as we can."

Etihad continues to operate repatriation flights to transport travellers trying to get back to their home countries. See here for The National's complete guide to repatriation flights.

At the time of writing, Flydubai had announced new flights to 24 destinations, and Emirates has reopened routes to 48 cities.

Updated: July 1, 2020 12:54 PM

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