New Covid strain: Etihad suspends flights from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Kuwait

Abu Dhabi - Etihad and fellow UAE airlines Emirates and Air Arabia had earlier suspended flights to Saudi Arabia "until further notice"



By Wam

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 11:01 PM

Last updated: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 11:21 PM

With immediate effect, Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended its flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat and Kuwait until further notice.

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Earlier on Monday, Etihad and fellow UAE airlines Emirates and Air Arabia had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia "until further notice". This comes as Saudi Arabia suspended late on Sunday all international commercial flights for a renewable week, over to a new, more infectious Covid-19 strain.

A company spokesperson said the move is aimed to limit the spread of Covid-19.

"The safety of its customers and crew is Etihad's highest priority and we regret any inconvenience the suspension may cause, he added.

More information on the stringent measures being taken by Etihad Airways to provide a healthy and hygienic travel experience is available at www.etihad.com/wellness.


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