Etihad adds special flights in May and June to and from Abu Dhabi

The airline is also facilitating transit flights from Sydney and Melbourne to and from London via Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

UAE carrier Etihad Airways will increase the number of special flights it is operating worldwide to and from Abu Dhabi in May and June.

The airline said in a statement that it will increase frequencies on previously announced special flights and will add new services to Belgrade, Dublin, Geneva, Milan, Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport) and Toronto.

In addition to the recently launched transit flights via Abu Dhabi between Melbourne and London, Etihad will also add services to Sydney, facilitating a direct transit connection to and from the UK capital via Abu Dhabi.

Read: Etihad to start operating inbound flights for UAE residents

These flights can be booked on the airline’s website, via its app, by calling its contact centre on +971 600 555 666 or via travel agencies.

Foreign nationals who posses a valid residence visa will be allowed to return to the UAE beginning June 1, government officials confirmed on Monday.

Read: Expat residents allowed to return to the UAE from June 1

Those in possession of a valid residence visa and who wish to return to the UAE must register in the service entitled “Residents’ Entry Permit” via its website: smartservices.ica.gov.ae.

The schedule of special flights effective May 19-June 15, 2020, and subject to change are as follows:

• Amsterdam: May 20, 22, 27, 29; June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15

• Barcelona: May 24, 31; June 7, 14

• Belgrade: May 21

• Brussels: May 24, 31; June 7, 14

• Dublin: May 23, 30; June 6, 13

• Geneva: May 23, 30; June 6, 13

• Frankfurt: May 24, 31; June 7, 14

• Jakarta: May 21, 28; June 4, 11

• Kuala Lumpur: May 23, 30; June 6, 13

• London (Heathrow): May 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30; June 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15

• Melbourne: May 20, 22, 27, 28; June 4, 11

• Milan: May 24, 31; June 7, 14

• Paris (CDG): May 24, 31; June 7, 14

• Seoul (Incheon): May 21, 23, 28, 30; June 4, 6, 11, 13

• Singapore: May 19; June 2, 9

• Sydney: May 26, June 2, 9

• Tokyo (Narita): May 25; June 1, 8

• Toronto: May 21

• Zurich: May 24, 31; June 7, 14