Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Etihad Airways recently decided that it will add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the airline announced a separate schedule of special passenger flights. The latest introduction would be added to the previous schedule.
The coronavirus pandemic has compelled governments across the world to enforce global travel restrictions and border closures. This has led to many individuals failing to return back to their homeland. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has therefore, been operating special flights which have given passengers stranded in the UAE due to such restrictions, the opportunity to return home.
These rescue flights also support the local food security program by utilising belly-hold capacity of passenger aircraft for cargo. The airline continues to rescue UAE citizens on return sectors, wherever possible. They also continue to carry fresh produce as belly-hold cargo, on the return segments back to Abu Dhabi.
In addition to Melbourne and Amsterdam, Etihad continues to operate special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to several destinations including Seoul Incheon, Singapore, Manila, and Jakarta.
Amsterdam flights will begin operations from next week and run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Melbourne services will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.