By Staff writer
Guidelines revealed as country's aviation industry slowly opens up after Covid-19 lockdown
Passengers travelling from Abu Dhabi Airport are being asked to arrive four hours ahead of their flight to prevent delays, as part of a raft of instructions introduced to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
In a posting on Twitter through the Abu Dhabi Media Office, passengers were also instructed to use online check-in facilities in order to “reduce interaction at the airport”, while face masks must be worn at all times and observe strict social distancing.
.@AUH shares a set of guidelines and preventive measures for travelers to read prior to flights to ensure a safe journey. The guidelines include arriving at the airport 4 hours before departure, using online check-in facilities, and social distancing. pic.twitter.com/YhqLEUE0zW— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) June 9, 2020
In terms of operations in the airport, it was revealed that thermal scanning will take place and metal detecting wands will be used to ensure a contactless experience, while all trays will be disinfected before and after use.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is targeting mid-July for a 'meaningful' return to regular passenger flights, according to CEO Tony Douglas, who spoke on CNN’s Quest Means Business last month.
The Abu Dhabi carrier had previously pencilled in May 16 as a date for a return to flying, but the airline then suspended sales of tickets on flights before June 16.