ISLAMABAD: Etihad Airways has announced the resumption of flights from Pakistan from Thursday.
“Starting from July 16, you can travel from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore via Abu Dhabi to worldwide destinations. Our planes will be landing at more than 50 destinations in July and August, connecting the world through our home in Abu Dhabi,” said a message sent by the airline to its customers.
The airline, however, reminded the passengers travelling from Pakistan to complete a Covid-19 PCR test from Chugtai Lab only, a maximum 96 hours ahead of travel and be able to present a negative test result report before they fly from Pakistan to the UAE.
The airline will operate 12 flights a week, of which seven flights will be operated from Lahore, two from Islamabad and three flights from Karachi.
The airline has already been flying passengers from UAE to Pakistan. Regular flight operations had been suspended in Pakistan on March 21 due to coronavirus pandemic.
Emirates airline and Pakistan International Airlines have already started regular flight operation to and from Pakistan early this month.
“We recommend you arrive at the airport check-in 3 hours prior to departure. Please ensure you wear a face mask and gloves at all times, observe social distancing and use hand sanitiser regularly. Remember to bring your negative PCR test certificate and ICA approval with you,” the airline advised its passengers.