An Etihad 787-10 Dreamliner decked out with equipment that can enhance safety and reduce CO2 emissions has commenced flight testing this week for the Boeing.
Etihad Airways carried some 3.5 million passengers in the first half of 2020, down 58 per cent from the 8.2 million reported in the same period of last year.
As part of its new health and hygiene programme, Etihad Wellness, premium passengers will receive a snood style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond.
The collaboration, which includes extensive sound measurement testing with industry partners, builds on a strategic sustainability alliance Boeing and Etihad formed in November.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline.
Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by United Arab Emirates regulatory authorities on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents.
Etihad Airways is set to resume flights to 42 destinations this July (dependent on UAE regulations), and recently announced new Wellness Ambassadors to keep passengers safe throughout their journey.
Etihad Airways has launched a new travel vouchers scheme designed to entice customers back into the air. Passengers who buy an Etihad ticket before June 24th will receive 50 per cent of the cost of that ticket back, to use as credit on another flight after August 1st.
With a loosening of restrictions on transit passengers, both Emirates and Etihad will increase connections in the coming days. However, with restrictions remaining in place in most countries, travellers have been reminded to check entry and exit requirements before journeys.