Covid new variant: Etihad suspends passenger services to and from Johannesburg

The suspension of flights will be effective from November 30

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Published: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10:03 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10:10 PM

Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg from November 30 until further notice. The Abu Dabi-based airline said the move is as a precautionary measure in response to the spread of the newly identified variant of Covid-19 in South Africa.

“Etihad is working closely with impacted guests to notify them of the changes to their itineraries,” the airline said, adding that guests who have purchased tickets through a travel agent are advised to contact the agency from which they purchased their ticket for assistance.


More information is available on, through the mobile app, or by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE). A list of other local Etihad contact centres is available at

“The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, and we regret any inconvenience caused,” Etihad said in a statement.

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