Etihad Airways temporarily suspends flights to Saudi Arabia
The freeze was made in response to a directive from the General Authority for Civil Aviation
As a measure to stem of the spread of COVID-19, Etihad Airways has temporarily halted all flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. The freeze was enforced in response to a directive from the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia.
The national UAE carrier operates up to 12 daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.
Today (March 9) Etihad has cancelled seven flights between the UAE capital and Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Medina.
In additional to the flight suspensions, Saudi Arabia has banned KSA nationals and Saudi residents from travelling to countries such as the China and the UAE.
The airline urged it is working closely with authorities in the UAE and KSA and is continuing to monitor the situation closely.