Etihad Airways will briefly droop all flights to, from, and through Abu Dhabi following a call by the nationwide emergency disaster and catastrophe administration authority.
The choice has been made in an try to restrict the unfold of the Covid-19.
The suspension of flights to and from Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport will begin at midnight.
It’s going to final for an preliminary 14 days, topic to additional directives by the related authorities.
Cargo and emergency evacuation flights are exempt and can proceed.
Tony Douglas, group chief government, Etihad Aviation Group, stated: “These are unprecedented occasions and unprecedented choices are being made by governments, authorities and corporations, together with Etihad, to include the unfold of the coronavirus and to assist minimise its results around the globe.
“Because the nationwide airline, we stand in full help of the UAE authorities’s choice, and are assured that we’re nicely ready to climate the industrial and operational affect this suspension may have on our providers.”
Douglas earlier sought to reassure passengers Etihad would have the ability to make sure the disaster.
The airline stated it will announce the resumption of providers by its common channels as soon as restrictions are…