Etihad Airways will operate most of its scheduled flights
today, despite serious disruptions this morning caused by the fog closure of
Abu Dhabi Airport.
Although many services were or will be delayed, the
airline will move the majority of passengers affected by the fog. Of the 21
inbound flights diverted this morning to other airports, 15 were able to
proceed to Abu Dhabi by midday.
Flights also departed from Abu Dhabi to Munich, Paris,
New York, Milan, Rome, Manila, Riyadh, London, Dublin, Casablanca and Kuwait,
with a large group of additional flights scheduled to leave early in the
A small number of flights were cancelled and passengers
rebooked on later Etihad Airways flights.
Etihad Airways deployed almost 100 additional staff to
Abu Dhabi Airport to assist departing and arriving guests disrupted by this
morning’s heavy fog.
Of the flights diverted to other airports, 18 were
passenger aircraft and three were freighters.
Passengers are advised to contact the Etihad
Airways Contact Centre on +971 (0) 2599 0000 or visit the Etihad Airways
website at www.etihad.com/flightstatus
for more information on the status of flights in and out of Abu Dhabi