Etihad's flight cancellations to UK, Ireland and Belarus remain in place

Abu Dhabi, April 19 (WAM)- Etihad Airways flight cancellations remain in place to the UK, Ireland, Belarus and the majority of its European destinations until further notice, due to the spread of volcanic ash cloud.

Etihad has reinstated services to Moscow, with EY69, Abu Dhabi to Moscow, departing at the delayed time of 3.30pm local time yesterday afternoon. Moscow services will return to their normal operating schedule from today, April 19.

The following destinations remain affected: London Heathrow, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Frankfurt, Germany; Munich, Germany and Minsk, Belarus.

Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Hogan, said the airline would continue to do everything possible to minimise the impact of the situation to its passengers. "The major priority for us right now is our customers," Mr Hogan said.

"In Abu Dhabi, Etihad staff are located in all hotels in which our transit passengers are accommodated, and we continue to communicate with them to advice of any changes to the situation.

"We regret the inconvenience caused by these cancellations, however we are monitoring the situation very carefully and we will continue to comply fully with the UK and European authorities during these closures. We will not operate to any area that represents a safety risk." (WAM)


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