Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways planning to resume flights on May 16

The national airline is hoping to gradually return to a fuller flight schedule

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways planning to resume flights on May 16

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has announced it will resume passenger flights on Saturday May 16, according to our sister title Arabian Business.

Most flights have been grounded due to travel restrictions brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement to Arabian Business, the airline says it is: “working closely with the UAE government and global aviation authorities” and that “our aim is to gradually return to a fuller schedule as soon as it is safe for us to do so.”

The statement continuez: “For now, our flights remain suspended, and will return on May 16. We’re planning to operate a reduced network from May 16 2020, which is now available to book on Etihad.com.”

At the moment, Etihad is operating a limited number of outbound flights for citizens who are trying to return to their home countries due to the pandemic.

As it stands, the flights available from Abu Dhabi are:

Amsterdam: 24, 25, 27, 29 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Barcelona: 30 April and 7, 10, 14 May

Brussels: 24, 26 April and 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

Chicago: 25 April

Frankfurt: 25 April and 3, 10 May

Jakarta: 30 April and 7, 14 May

Kuala Lumpur: 2, 9 May

London Heathrow: 25, 29, 30 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Manila: 24, 28, 30 April and 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15 May

Melbourne: 24, 28 April and 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 May

Seoul Incheon: 25, 28, 30 April and 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 May

Singapore: 28 April and 5, 12 May

Tokyo Narita: 27 April

Zurich: 24, 26 April and 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

For more information, visit Etihad.com.

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