With a significant increase in the number of destinations after the closure of International Flight due to Covid-19, Etihad Airways will recommence their flights from Abu Dhabi to Athens, Greece twice a week every Wednesday and Saturdays using a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With this additional destination of Athens, now Etihad Airways is a flight to a total of 25 destinations until June 2020.
The flights will connect guests traveling to and from Athens with key destinations in Asia and Australia via Abu Dhabi. Airlines are planning to significantly increase the number of scheduled flights to different cities with ease on the international travel restrictions.
Etihad continues to follow the UAE and international government, regulatory, and health authority directives and is playing its part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. The airline has implemented an extensive sanitization and customer safety program and is practicing the highest standards of hygiene at every part of the customer journey. This includes catering, aircraft and cabin deep-cleaning, check-in, health screening, boarding, inflight, crew interaction, meal service, arrival, and ground transportation, among others.
Specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, have been introduced to provide essential travel health information and care so our guests can fly with greater peace of mind. This dedicated multi-lingual team will offer reassurance to guests by sharing advice on travel wellbeing and details of the health and sanitization measures being implemented throughout their journey. As a precautionary measure, guests traveling on Etihad Airways flights are required to wear a face mask throughout their journey.
Etihad Airways is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool that will empower guests to make informed decisions about traveling.
Powered by Medicus AI’s technology, the risk-assessment tool will guide Etihad’s guests in evaluating the probability of having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus by responding to a set of 22 questions. The self-administered assessment, which takes less than five minutes to complete, is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines that are updated daily.
With this risk-assessment tool, guests will understand their individual probability of having contracted the virus alongside advisories and recommendations, allowing them to make informed decisions about traveling.
Etihad Airways has been actively sourcing and investing in innovative solutions to enhance the safety and wellbeing of its employees and guests in light of the impact of COVID-19 and has also recently announced trials of COVID-19 triage and contactless technology at Abu Dhabi International Airport.