Airline COVID-19 Update: Etihad

With airlines starting to fly again, there are new processes in place to keep passengers and airline stuff safe.

Etihad has implemented the following:

  • Stay up to date with the latest travel advice and information at
  • We’ve made some changes on board and at the airport to make sure that there’s more space between you and other guests.
  • We’ve refreshed our cabins with new seat covers and carpets. Our aircraft are also equipped with HEPA air filters which capture 99% of airborne microbes.
  • We deep clean and sanitise all of our aircraft on arrival at each destination.
  • Our team will wear face masks and personal protective equipment at all times.
  • We’ve introduced additional deep cleaning and sanitisation at every point of your journey. You must wear a face mask whilst you travel and wash your hands at regular intervals.
  • Our Wellness Kits are now available on board for all guests, including a face mask, gloves and hand gel.
  • Our flexible fares give you the option to change your flight for free when you book before 31 August 2020.
  • We’ve refreshed our meal service. All of the food we prepare goes through vigorous testing, and we serve it in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines.
  • When our Abu Dhabi lounges reopen, our facilities will have new safety measures that ensure social distancing.
  • Our transfer buses, coaches and cars are deep-cleaned and sanitised after every trip.
  • With less plastic and smart initiatives to reduce emissions, we’re doing everything we can to become a greener airline.
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