Abu Dhabi’s Etihad announces new flights to Greece, Spain and Zanzibar
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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad announces new flights to Greece, Spain and Zanzibar

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad announces new flights to Greece, Spain and Zanzibar

The airline will begin operating these summer routes starting June 15


Etihad Airways has announced that it will operate additional flights to four destinations this summer.

Starting June 15, 2022, Etihad will launch a seasonal twice-per-week service to Crete, the largest island in Greece.

The flights will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft and will connect Abu Dhabi to the main city of Heraklion.

The carrier will also return to Malaga, Santorini and Zanzibar. From June 15, it will operate twice weekly flights to Malaga aboard its Boing 787.

The following day, on June 16, Etihad will begin thrice weekly flights to Santorini in Greece.

It will also begin thrice weekly flights to Zanzibar from June 17.

Destinations Frequencies Aircraft Launch date
Crete 2 flights per week A320 15 June 2022
Malaga 2 flights per week B787 15 June 2022
Santorini 3 flights per week A320 16 June 2022
Zanzibar 3 flights per week A320 17 June 2022

Currently, there are 72 destinations on Abu Dhabi’s green list from where arriving passengers are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and are required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi airport.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, adds Turkey

Spain and Greece are currently on the green list, although Zanzibar is not on it at the moment.
Vaccinated travellers however, need to take another PCR test on day six of their stay, and unvaccinated travellers must take additional PCR tests on day six and day nine of their stay, according to the Visit Abu Dhabi website.

In related developments, the airline said that its loyalty programme Etihad Guest, will along with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Visa launch a sustainability-focused credit card. The FAB Etihad Guest Sustainable Visa Credit Card will introduce a series of benefits to educate and reward members for making sustainable choices.

Read: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Etihad and Visa to launch sustainability-linked credit card

Etihad aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and halve 2019 emissions by 2035. The airline’s Conscious Choices initiative, which was launched last year, gives Etihad Guest members tier miles and rewards for carrying less baggage on board (heavier planes burn more fuel), and offsetting their flights’ carbon emissions using Etihad Guest Miles.

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