Etihad Airways has announced its first flight to the Cuban capital, Havana.
In a statement yesterday, she stated that the operated flight landed under the direction of the UAE government, on the Caribbean island, to transport Cuban citizens back to their countries from the UAE, so that Havana would be the last destination added to the list of private flights to destinations not on the company's global network.
Ahmed Mohammed Al Qubaisi, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Governmental and International Affairs at Etihad Aviation Group said: “We all feel at Etihad Airways, proud to know that we have been able to use all our resources in these difficult times, to provide essential air routes to serve those in need. "We were able to move quickly and travel to destinations that we did not operate to before the ban in the whole world, to help evacuate foreign nationals."
He continued: «Our services come to complement naturally the humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the government of the UAE, and other governments and charitable institutions, as we are a global airline that includes a family of colleagues from more than 150 countries, we reflect the international community and do not underestimate the importance of operating these flights in light of The status quo, and we will continue to work with our strategic partners around the world to do our part as things gradually return to normal. ”
It is noteworthy that «Etihad Airways» operated special humanitarian flights to 32 cities that are not on the global network of destinations that the company operates passenger and cargo flights, after suspending all scheduled flights for travelers from and to the UAE on March 24, resulting from taking special precautionary measures Preventing an outbreak of corona virus.
The airline also operated special passenger and cargo flights to 62 destinations on its destination network, and continues to increase the number of these flights as it prepares to resume its scheduled flights to, from and via Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways has operated flights to 32 cities that are not on its destination network.