Dhaka: Etihad is going to add 15 new cities to its flight schedule on July 16, taking the total number of destinations the airline is currently offering in its network to 40.
The airline will operate inbound and outbound flights to several new destinations across Europe, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
Flights to seven destinations in India make up part of the new flight schedule published on the airline's website. This includes services to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.
To Europe, the airline is adding flights to five cities, including Manchester, Munich and Istanbul.
Regionally, Etihad will begin flying to Amman in Jordan and Cairo, Egypt.
The UAE’s national airline is also set to resume flights from Abu Dhabi to the Maldives. This coincides with tourism reopening in the Indian Ocean archipelago on July 15.
“From July 16, subject to the lifting of international restrictions and the reopening of individual markets, Etihad Airways plans to expand its current network to cover over 40 global destinations. These will include major gateways in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia," confirmed an Etihad spokesperson.
The destinations Etihad will resume flights to from July 16 are Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Istanbul, Manchester, Munich, Belgrade, Bengaluru, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Delhi and Male.
Passengers are reminded to check the latest travel advice and regulations before booking a flight.
"All travellers must ensure that they meet the required entry, health and quarantine regulations set by the UAE authorities, and those at their destination," said an Etihad spokesperson.
People flying into Abu Dhabi must have a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number before they can book travel.
All travellers now need a COVID-negative test done within the past 48 hours before they cross the Abu Dhabi border.
Etihad has also resumed its online check-in services. Travellers can use this service to check in and select a seat up to 30 hours ahead of a flight.
Some seats will appear unavailable to allow Etihad to follow social distancing guidelines. Travellers can also request seats upon arrival at the airport: check-in at the airport opens three hours ahead of flight times.