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Covid-19: Etihad announces limits on passenger flights to Sydney

Abu Dhabi - Travellers returning to Australia are encouraged to contact the airline before departure to ensure their travel plans are not disrupted.



By Team KT

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:36 AM

Etihad has announced temporary restrictions on the number of passengers flying between Abu Dhabi and Sydney, the carrier said Monday.

“Following regulations being updated by the Australian authorities, a further limit has been placed on the number of passengers per flight allowed to disembark at Sydney International Airport,” an Etihad spokesperson told Khaleej Times in a statement.

The statement added, “As a result, Etihad Airways is temporarily restricting the number of passengers carried between Abu Dhabi and Sydney from January 15 until February 15, 2021.”

The government of Australia has put in place biosecurity measures and travel restrictions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Also read: Emirates suspends flights to South Africa, Australia

Travellers returning to Australia are encouraged to contact Etihad Airways before departure to ensure their travel plans are not disrupted.

The spokesperson said, “We will work closely with impacted guests and travel agents to notify them of the changes to their itineraries and re-accommodate them on alternative flights.”

Guests who wish to contact the airline directly may reach out to the Etihad Airways contact centre for more information. Contact details are available at www.etihad.com/contacts.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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