Abu Dhabi Airports is to accept transfer passengers travelling through the capital’s airport.
The national flag carrier Etihad Airways is to start a limited number of transfer flights connecting 20 destinations via Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved the moved and transfers will commence 10th June.
Etihad Airways will operate transfer connections via Abu Dhabi from Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo to major cities across Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Heathrow, Madrid, Milan, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Zurich.
Throughout June, Etihad will also continue to operate a network of special flights from Abu Dhabi to previously announced destinations across its international network.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The resumption of transfer flights through Abu Dhabi International Airport marks a significant moment for the national aviation sector. “This milestone has been enabled by the effective and swift response of our nation’s wise leadership in implementing comprehensive measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Abu Dhabi Airports has implemented an extensive range of preventative measures at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
These include nasal swabbing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, as well as new robotic and autonomous sterilisation technologies that compliment other measures recommended by the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).
Commercial passenger flights in and out of the UAE were suspended by the GCAA on 25th March, 2020 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
For the most recent information regarding flying from Abu Dhabi International Airport, visit: abudhabiairport.ae/en/announcement/