Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights
between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, China, on 27 July 2020.
The airline will initially operate the route with
one flight per week using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring
Business and Economy Class cabins.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief
Commercial Officer, said, “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. 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."
Flight EY 862 is scheduled to leave Abu
Dhabi every Monday at 01:00 and arrive in Shanghai at 13:50.
The return flight, EY 867, is timed to depart from
Shanghai on Tuesdays at 23:40 and arrive back in Abu Dhabi at
05:10 the following day.
Those travelling on Etihad Airways flights to China will be
required to show a negative COVID19 PCR test result received
within 72 hours prior to departure from Abu Dhabi, or from their
departure airport if they are transferring from other cities via
In the UAE, guests travelling to all Etihad
Airways destinations, including Shanghai, can make use of a new
home testing service introduced in collaboration with Mediclinic.
For a fee, UAE-based travellers can book a convenient COVID19 PCR
test at their home, or at a Mediclinic facility in Abu Dhabi, Al
Ain, or Dubai, prior to their travel. The service may also be
convenient for those crossing the Abu Dhabi border from other
emirates to reach Abu Dhabi International Airport.