IN THE NEWS: Etihad Airways will offer new transfer services at Abu Dhabi International Airport linking 20 cities in Australia, Asia and Europe, making it possible for people travelling on its current network of special flights to connect easily through the UAE. The expansion builds on recently launched links from Melbourne and Sydney to London Heathrow, with direct transfer connections to the UK capital via Abu Dhabi.
Easy transfer connections are also available from Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore to major European destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Milan, Madrid, Paris and Zurich. Passengers wishing to book are being advised to check options at etihad.com/transfer and to “remain informed on the appropriate entry regulations at their end destination”.
The carrier said it had implemented an extensive sanitisation and customer safety program, with the “highest standards of hygiene at every part of the customer journey”. Guests travelling on EY flights are required to wear a face mask throughout their journey, while other measures cover catering, aircraft cleaning, check-in, health screening, boarding, disembarkation and ground transportation. Etihad has also issued an updated commercial policy that offers the option of full refunds on cancelled flights for tickets issued on/before 30 June and for travel before 30 November. Source Travel Daily