Etihad, Emirates, flydubai, Air Arabia to resume transit flights

By: News Desk      Published: 12:46 PM, 4 Jun, 2020
Etihad, Emirates, flydubai, Air Arabia to resume transit flights

Etihad Airways will resume carrying transit passengers from certain destinations on June 10 after the United Arab Emirates government lifted a suspension on such flights.

The UAE government Thursday said the Emirates would resume transit flights after suspending them in March. It did not say exactly when transit flights would resume in its announcement on Twitter.

Meanwhile, state-owned Etihad Airways said the passengers from 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia will be allowed to board flights and transit through Abu Dhabi.

The UAE government suspended all passenger flights in late March but airlines were later allowed to operate services for foreign citizens leaving the Gulf Arab state. It said late on Wednesday that UAE carriers, which include Emirates, flydubai and Air Arabia, could resume transit flights.

Foreign citizens remain banned from entering the country except those holding UAE residency who require government approval before returning.