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Etihad Airways updates global network as more flights are grounded

Abu Dhabi-based airline says it continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives

Etihad Airways updates global network as more flights are grounded

Etihad Airways on Wednesday made further changes to its global flights network due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus and its continuing impact on air travel services around the world.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline said it continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and has implemented a series of consolidated network changes.

This is also being carried out for the safety and convenience of its customers and staff, and to minimise operational disruption during this period, the carrier said in a statement.

It added that future changes to the route network may occur due to government directives in key markets.

Etihad Airways said it is working closely with regulatory authorities in the UAE and overseas and is continuing to monitor this situation closely.

For passengers impacted by flight cancellations, procedures are in place for fare refunds or for flight changes when services resume.

Etihad Airways urged passengers whose flights are impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions to refrain from calling the airline’s customer service lines unless their flights are scheduled within the next 48 hours.

The following services from Abu Dhabi have been temporarily adjusted:

Azerbaijan
Baku (GYD)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Bahrain (BAH)
Reduced from triple-daily to daily until 31 March; increasing to twice daily from 1 April until 30 April.

Egypt
Cairo (CAI)
All flights suspended from 20 March until 30 April.

Greece
Athens
Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays) from 1 April to 30 April.

India
Bangalore (BLR)
Reduced from twice-daily to daily from 20 March until 30 April.

Chennai (MAA)
Reduced from twice-daily to daily from 23 March until 30 April.

Cochin (COK)
Reduced from triple-daily to twice-daily from 20 March until 30 April.

Hyderabad (HYD)
Reduced from twice-daily to daily from 20 March until 30 April.

Delhi (DEL)
Reduced from four-daily to triple-daily from 19 March until 28 March

Mumbai (BOM)
Reduced from four-daily to triple-daily from 19 March until 30 April.

Japan
Tokyo (NRT)
Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday) from 1 April to 30 April.

Jordan
Amman (AMM)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (TSE)
Reduced to one per week from 19 March until 31 March.

KSA
Riyadh (RUH), Jeddah (JED), Dammam (DMM), Medina (MED)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Kenya
Nairobi (NBO)
All flights suspended from 19 March until 30 April.

Kuwait (KWI)
All flights suspended until 31 March.

Lebanon
Beirut (BEY)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Morocco
Casablanca (CMN) and Rabat (RBA)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Oman
Muscat (MCT)
Reduced from triple-daily to double-daily until 30 April.

Philippines
Manila (MNL)
All flights suspended from 18 March until 31 March.

Serbia
Belgrade (BEG)
All flights suspended from 20 March until 30 April.

Singapore (SIN)
Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays) from 1 April to 30 April.

Spain
Madrid (MAD) and Barcelona (BCN)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Sudan
Khartoum (KRT)
All flights suspended from 18 March until 30 April.

Switzerland
Geneva (GVA)
All flights suspended from 19 March until 30 April.

Thailand
Bangkok (BKK)
Reduced from triple-daily to double-daily (suspension of EY406/405) from 1 April to 2 May.

Turkey
Istanbul (IST)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

The following previously announced network changes remain in place:

China
Shanghai (PVG)
All flights suspended until 28 March.

Chengdu (CTU)
All flights suspended until further notice.

Hong Kong (HKG)
All flights suspended until 30 June.

Indonesia
Jakarta (CGK)
Reduced from double-daily to daily (suspension of EY472/471) from 18 March until 30 June.

Italy
Milan (MXP)
All flights suspended until 30 April.

Rome (FCO)
EY85/86 suspended until 30 April.
EY83/84 suspended until 30 June.

Japan
Nagoya (NGO)
All flights suspended until 30 June.

Korea
Seoul (ICN)
Reduced from daily to four weekly (operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) from 30 March to 30 April.

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