These special services are meant to bring home passengers who have been stranded in the UAE due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The U.A.E. flag carrier has added rescue flights to Amsterdam and Melbourne, in light of the developing COVID-19 situation globally. Meanwhile, the airline continues to operate special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to destinations including Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Manila, and Jakarta.
These flights are meant to bring home passengers who have been stranded in the U.A.E. due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. In addition, the flights help support the U.A.E. Food Security Program by utilizing the belly-hold capacity of the passenger aircraft for cargo.
These special flights can be booked via the airline’s website, its mobile app, by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on 971/600-555-666 (U.A.E), or through a local or online travel agency.
U.A.E. nationals who wish to return home can contact their local embassy or consulate.
The repatriation flights are as follows; more details here.
- Seoul: 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 19 April 2020
- Singapore: 7, 11, 14, 18 and 21 April 2020
- Manila: 8, 11, 15, 17 and 18 April 2020
- Jakarta: 9 and 16 April 2020
- Amsterdam: 11, 13, 15, 17, 18 and 20 April 2020
- Melbourne: 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 April 2020