Etihad announced it will resume flights to China with non-stop flights to Shanghai before the end of the month.
Effective July 27, Etihad published an update saying it would launch its Abu Dhabi-Shanghai service on a once-weekly schedule using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer Robin Kamark said in a statement: “We are delighted to announce the resumption of scheduled services to China, as we gradually return to more destinations on our global network, supporting the recovery of economic and social activities worldwide. Our priority now is to build the network back up on markets that have opened up and to provide a secure and hygienic flying environment across the entire guest journey.”
Kamark added: “The restarting of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai will cater to the large demand from business travellers in the UAE, China, and other economies in the Middle East and Africa. We are tremendously grateful to our customers and partners for their continued loyalty and we stand ready fly more frequencies to China when possible."
With the resumption of flights to Shanghai, Etihad has advised travelers will need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours prior to departure from Abu Dhabi or their point of origin per regulations for entry to China.