Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 20, 2020: Effective 27 July, Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Shanghai, China. The service will operate with an initial weekly flight using a Boeing 777-300ER, featuring Business and Economy cabins.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce the resumption of scheduled services to China, as we gradually return to more destinations on our global network, supporting the recovery of economic and social activities worldwide. Our priority now is to build the network back up on markets that have opened up and to provide a secure and hygienic flying environment across the entire guest journey.
“The restarting of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai will cater to the large demand from business travellers in the UAE, China, and other economies in the Middle East and Africa. We are tremendously grateful to our customers and partners for their continued loyalty and we stand ready fly more frequencies to China when possible.'
Flight Schedule, effective 27 July (all times local)
Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
EY 862 Abu Dhabi 01:00 Shanghai 13:50 Boeing 777-300ER Monday
EY 867 Shanghai 23:40 Abu Dhabi 05:10 +1 Boeing 777-300ER Tuesday