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Etihad Airways Outlines Re-start Plans

Etihad Airways recently announced that it plans to operate a reduced network of scheduled passenger services from May 1 to June 30.

Subject to UAE government imposed coronavirus (Covid-19) travel restrictions being lifted on passenger travel, the airline will aim to gradually return to a fuller schedule as and when the global situation improves.

Regarding its inaugural service to Vienna, Etihad announced that it has revised the launch date from May 22 to July 1.

Etihad is also continuing to operate a growing schedule of special passenger flights allowing foreign nationals in the UAE the opportunity to travel out of the country, and to carry essential belly-hold cargo such as perishables, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies.

To date, the airline has also repatriated almost 600 UAE nationals on return services.

Source: Etihad Cargo

Currently, Etihad is using 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 777-300ER passenger aircraft, with five more ready for service, to complement its operational fleet of five 777-200F freighters. These aircraft are providing scheduled and special passenger and belly-hold cargo services to several destinations worldwide.

Since 25 March, approximately 500 special passenger, freighter and cargo flights have been operated.

Moreover, Etihad Cargo is now operating up to 100 turnaround flights per week to 32 destinations on five continents.

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