It was announced by Etihad Airways on Monday that the airline would be increasing its flight operations for Pakistan, starting from 16th July. The airline decided to operate 12 flights per week. Seven flights will be operated from Lahore, two from Islamabad, and three from Karachi respectively.
A new travel advisory has been issued by the Etihad Airways for travelers flying from Pakistan. Travelers would have to take the Covid-19 tests within 96 hours before boarding the plane if they wish to go on a journey with Etihad Airways.
As per the airline, only the test taken from the Chughtai Lab will be acceptable.
On another note, flight operations of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have been resumed to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The travelers have to get their COVID-19 test, 48 hours before the travel date. The travelers can now fly to Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from Pakistan via the regular flights of the airline.
PIA earlier operated one-way relief flights to the UAE to bring back the stranded Pakistanis in the country. But after the permission was granted to the national air carrier it is operating regular flights.
Since there was a ban on commercial flights in Pakistan from March 21st amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Etihad Airways suspended its flights to Pakistan. Pakistan also suspended its global flight operations on March 21st for two weeks. Later they were extended.