Abu Dhabi’s airline Etihad Airways announced on Saturday that it will resume passenger flights on May 16, with a reduced flight schedule.
The airlines said it is working with the UAE government and global aviation authorities to restart operations, adding that it will now accept reservations.
“Our goal is to gradually return to a more complete schedule as soon as it is safe for us to do so, but for now, our flights are still suspended and will return on May 16,” the airline announced on its website.
The airline has been working with the UAE government to repatriate foreign nationals who were trapped in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak that closed international flights.
Repatriation flights will continue until May 15, the airline said, with outbound flights to destinations such as Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Tokyo and Manila.