Following the partial lifting of international flight restrictions by UAE and Indian authorities on travel for eligible individuals to and from Abu Dhabi to India, national carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of special flights to six Indian gateways from July 15 to 26.
The airline will operate services from the UAE capital to Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Mumbai.
Etihad said as per the new system, all eligible passengers must possess the relevant UAE entry approvals set by the government of Abu Dhabi.
Passengers travelling to India must adhere to guidelines set by the government of India, including the mmandatory quarantine period.
Etihad has also requested passengers to be at Abu Dhabi Airport four hours prior to departure for undertaking mandatory rapid testing in Terminal 1A before check-in.
On the schedule of special flights, Etihad said there will be a daily flight to Mumbai, while it will fly six times a week to Delhi. On both Chennai and Bengaluru sector it will operate five flights a week besides two to Kochi and one to Hyderabad.
Etihad said it continues to follow UAE and international government, regulatory and health authority directives, and is playing its part in helping to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The airline has implemented an extensive sanitisation and customer safety programme and is practicing the highest standards of hygiene at every stage of the customer journey, it stated.
This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who have been introduced by the airline to provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight, so guests can fly with greater ease and peace of mind, it added.-TradeArabia News Service