Etihad will be increasing passenger flights throughout July and August.
Etihad has announced that it plans to be flying at 45% of capacity by August.
Following the easing of travel restrictions both internationally and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the airline says it will resume flying to 58 destinations throughout July and August from its Abu Dhabi hub.
Tony Douglas, group executive officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said the easing of restrictions on travel to and from UAE was an important first step and a great development for Abu Dhabi.
“While we have continued to operate a schedule of special passenger, cargo and humanitarian flights over the last few months, the priority is now to build the network back up on markets that have opened up,” he said.
Etihad has worked hard to meet the challenges of flying during a pandemic, with improved sanitation and hygiene programmes.
“Over the last few months, we have seized every opportunity to improve our processes, review our product offering and to undertake the biggest fleet maintenance programme in our history,” said Douglas. “We are tremendously grateful to our customers and partners for their continued loyalty.”
The carrier has introduced the Etihad Wellness sanitisation and safety programme to ensure good hygiene is maintained throughout the journey. Wellness Ambassadors have also been introduced to provide travel health information and care to passengers both on the ground and on board.
Etihad’s summer schedule will cover major Asian destinations including Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, as well as cities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For eager holidaymakers, the Seychelles will also be making a return. In Australia, the carrier will be flying to both Melbourne and Sydney. The schedule is, of course, subject to applicable government approvals.