The United Arab Emirates regulatory authorities have eased the travel restrictions on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents. Following this, Etihad Airways has increased its services to more destinations across its global network.
Etihad planning to expand the service with safety
All travel is based on the entry and health regulations developed by the authorities, and those at the end destination. The airline is planning to fly to 58 destinations at a global level from its Abu Dhabi hub if in the month of July and August international travel restrictions get eased and international markets re-open. This will involve main gateways in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The Etihad Wellness sanitisation and safety programme will highly support the return to a larger network of international flights. This programme will make sure that strict hygiene measures are followed at each stage of the customer journey.
This will mainly involve specially trained wellness ambassadors, a first in the industry, who are responsible to provide travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight. So that the guests can confidently travel on flight without getting worries.
Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to announce the gradual expansion of normal scheduled services to more cities across our global network. The easing of restrictions on travel to and from the UAE is an important first step and a great development for Abu Dhabi. By August we aim to operate approximately 45 percent of our pre-Covid-19 capacity.”
He added: “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, and to provide a secure and hygienic flying environment across the entire guest journey. 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. We are tremendously grateful to our customers and partners for their continued loyalty.”