Etihad Airways resumes flights from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways has announced the resumption of flights from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi and provided more options for passengers to travel to Abu Dhabi and beyond, to other international destinations.
The airline has already been flying passengers from UAE to Pakistan. Regular flight operations had been suspended in Pakistan on March 21 due to coronavirus pandemic. Emirates and Pakistan International Airlines have already started regular flight operation to and from Pakistan early this month.
“Starting from July 16, you can travel from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore via Abu Dhabi to worldwide destinations. Our planes will be landing at more than 50 destinations in July and August, connecting the world through our home in Abu Dhabi,” said a message sent by the airline to its customers.
Etihad Airways will operate 12 flights a week, of which seven flights will be operated from Lahore, two from Islamabad and three flights from Karachi.
The airline has reminded the passengers travelling from Pakistan to complete a COVID-19 PCR test from Chugtai Lab only, a maximum 48 hours ahead of travel and be able to present a negative test result report before they fly from Pakistan to the UAE.
Etihad has asked passengers to arrive at the airport check-in three hours prior to departure. All the passengers should wear a facemask and gloves at all times, observe social distancing and use hand sanitiser regularly.
Those arriving in Abu Dhabi must hold a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number – the passengers will not be permitted to enter the UAE otherwise. The passengers will be required to undertake PCR and thermal testing upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, and are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
The passengers will only be allowed to carry a personal item onboard, such as a handbag, backpack or laptop bag. This can weigh up to 5kg. They can check-in your remaining cabin baggage free. This applies for passenger flying in Economy, Business or First class.