Etihad Airways has announced that it will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16th July.
Etihad will also operate six charter flights dedicated to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Zayed Foundation and Abu Dhabi police. The outbound flights will operate from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah and Medina between Aug.1-5, with return flights scheduled for Aug.16-17.
The airline said that these changes will cause delays on some departures from Abu Dhabi, "due to increased congestion in available airspace, and will increase journey times on some routes."
UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad announced that they are suspending their operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.
Starting on Wednesday, guests on most Etihad flights will be able to enjoy reading the e-book, which relates the remarkable legacy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in public service.
Customers can now book the extra transfer service online for their flight via etihad.com immediately after purchasing their airline ticket or even up to one hour in advance.
A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Lagos this morning after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways flight EY673 took off from Abu Dhabi at 2.35am and arrived on schedule at 7.10am local time.
The autonomous wheelchairs will allow passengers with restricted mobility to navigate easier through Abu Dhabi International Airport. The trial at Abu Dhabi International Airport will be ahead of the introduction of the autonomous wheelchairs at the new Midfield Terminal.
The airport authority said it was working with airlines to resume flights from 6:00am on Tuesday, but the developments raise the stakes sharply after a weekend of skirmishes during which both activists and police toughened their stances.
John Wright, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Global Airports and Network Operations, said, "Etihad Airways is a high quality airline, and reliability is a key element of the total product we offer. We continually strive to deliver excellence for our guests, in the air and on the ground."