New Covid-19 variant: Etihad, Emirates suspend Morocco flights

The temporary suspension was announced following latest directives by the Moroccan govt.

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Published: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 7:21 AM

Last updated: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7:24 PM

Etihad Airways and Emirates have temporarily suspended passenger services to and from Morocco from November 30 until further notice.

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad said the move is as a precautionary measure in response to the spread of the newly identified variant of Covid-19, Omicron.

A travel update on the UAE carrier's website said:

'Following the latest Moroccan Government directives, Etihad has suspended passenger services between the UAE and Morocco from November 30, 2021, for a two week period in response to the spread of the newly identified variant of Covid-19.

Etihad is working closely with impacted guests to notify them of the changes to their itineraries'

More information is available on, through the mobile app, or by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE).


Guests who have purchased their tickets through a travel agent are advised to contact the agency from which they purchased their ticket for assistance, the airline added in its statement.

Emirates is also temporarily suspending passenger operations to and from Casablanca starting from November 30 until further notice.

Customers holding tickets with the final destination to Casablanca will not be accepted at the point of origin. A travel update on the Emirates website said:

Affected customers do not need to call us immediately for rebooking. Customers can simply hold on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with their travel agent or booking office to make new travel plans.

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