Etihad Airways will resume the London-Melbourne route via Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways plans to resume regular passenger service between Australia and the United Kingdom later this month. Obviously not by non-stop / non-stop flight, but by stop in Abu Dhabi.
According to existing information. Etihad Airways would resume flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Australia on May 15. And on May 21, he will fly from Abu Dhabi to the UK. For the beginning, a single frequency will be operated Melbourne - Abu Dhabi - London.
London - Melbourne via Abu Dhabi
For the beginning, it will fly with Boeing 777-300ER, and from May 21, Boeing 787-9 will be introduced. As transit flights to Abu Dhabi are still prohibited, Etihad Airways will use the same aircraft for flights on the route Melbourne - Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi - London Heathrow, with passengers remaining on board in the United Arab Emirates.
Etihad Airways mentioned that the flights will be in accordance with the regulations imposed by the United Arab Emirates, but also with those applied by the other countries. All safety and health measures will be observed.
Quarantine in Australia and the United Kingdom
GREAT ATTENTION! Passengers arriving in Australia must be quarantined for 14 days after arrival, with few exceptions. At the end of this period, they may travel internally to Australia.
In the UK, the government intends to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving from abroad. However, following mutual agreement, the rule will not apply to passengers arriving from France.