Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights to Shanghai, China, effective July 27.
The service will operate with an initial weekly flight from Abu Dhabi, using a Boeing 777-300ER, featuring Business and Economy cabins, it announced on July 20.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation group chief commercial officer, said: “We are delighted to announce the resumption of scheduled services to China, as we gradually return to more destinations on our global network, supporting the recovery of economic and social activities worldwide. Our priority now is 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.
“The restarting of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai will cater to the large demand from business travellers in the UAE, China, and other economies in the Middle East and Africa. We are tremendously grateful to our customers and partners for their continued loyalty and we stand ready to fly more frequencies to China when possible.”
Flight schedule, effective July 27 (local times)
Those wishing to book are advised to visit the carrier’s website and to remain informed of the appropriate entry regulations at their end destinations.
Flights can also be booked via the mobile app, a local or online travel agency or by calling the airline’s contact centre.
Passengers travelling on Etihad Airways flights to China will be required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result received within 72 hours prior to departure from Abu Dhabi, or from their departure airport if they are transferring from other cities via Abu Dhabi.
In partnership with Mediclinic, Etihad Airways has rolled out a new initiative enabling its outbound passengers in the UAE to avail of Covid-19 testing services prior to their departure.
As part of its Etihad Wellness programme, passengers can avail the testing service either at their home or at a Medicare facility.
Read more: Etihad Airways rolls out Covid-19 home-testing for travellers in the UAE
Last month, Etihad launched its ‘Etihad Wellness’ initiative, an expanded health and hygiene programme as well as customer guide, supported by the introduction of trained wellness ambassadors who provide essential travel health information and care.
Read: UAE’s Etihad launches health and hygiene programme
By August, Etihad is expected to resume flights to 58 cities around the world.
Also read: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to operate at 45% pre-Covid capacity by August; to add 20 destinations from next month
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