Etihad to resume transit flights after UAE lifts suspension

Passengers from 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia will be allowed to board flights and transit through Abu Dhabi

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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DUBAI  - Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways will resume carrying transit passengers from certain destinations on June 10 after the United Arab Emirates government lifted a suspension on those flights.

Passengers from 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia will be allowed to board flights and transit through Abu Dhabi, the state-owned carrier said on Thursday.

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.

It was not immediately clear when those airlines would resume transit services.

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

(Writing by Alexander Cornwell; editing by Jason Neely) ((Alexander.cornwell@thomsonreuters.com))

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