Previously, travellers could book flights for the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June
Etihad has suspended all online sales for flights before June 16, the airline announced on Wednesday.
Bookings are currently only being accepted for flights that are scheduled to depart after that date, although these bookings are subject to change.
Over the weekend, Etihad announced it was planning to resume flights from May 16, subject to approvals by local aviation authorities.
Following the announcement, travellers could book flights for the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June to a number of destinations including India and the United States
According to an Etihad spokesperson quoted by the UAE’s The National, the airline has taken the decision to suspend sales on travel before June 16.
“To minimise any potential disruption or discomfort to customers, only flexible and refundable fares will be offered [for sale] after 29 April 2020, for travel between 16 June and 31 August 2020,” the spokesperson said.
“The network is under continuous review, and Etihad is monitoring the situation and following UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives.”
Arabian Business has reached out to the airline for comment.
Customers who had purchased May flights can rebook flights for a later date or request that the airline provide them credit or a refund.
Earlier on Wednesday, Etihad announced it was increasing special repatriation flights to a number of locations, including the Irish capital of Dublin and New York City.