Coronavirus: Etihad to operate special flights to Europe, Japan in April

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways will operate special flights to several destinations between April 14 and 22, the airline said in a Twitter statement on Sunday.

“We’re announcing a series of additional special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London, Tokyo and Zurich,” Etihad announced in a tweet.

The United Arab Emirates is permitting a limited number of outbound-only flights for those wishing to leave the country after suspending regular services last month due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Several airlines in the GCC region have already restarted passenger flights to repatriate those abroad.

Emirates airline resumed passenger operations last week, with repatriation flights from Dubai to four destinations. The first destinations include London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, and Zurich, with four flights per week to London and three to the other cities.

- With Reuters

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