Etihad Airways to resume direct passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing

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  • This route is the first regular direct international passenger flight to resume for Beijing under the latest mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, in response to Covid-19
  • The resumption of the direct air link between the two capitals is another achievement of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the UAE and China

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will resume direct passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing from 29 June 2022, becoming the first regular direct international passenger flight to recommence for Beijing, under the latest mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council.

The airline will operate a weekly flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world.

Inaugural flight schedule (all times local):

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency 
EY 888(Inaugural flight)Abu Dhabi 18:00Beijing05:25+1Boeing 787-9 Wednesday 29 June
EY 889(Inaugural flight)Beijing 02:10Abu Dhabi 07:10Boeing 787-9 Friday 1 July

Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo at Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted about the resumption of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Beijing, our second service to resume to China. China has always been an important strategic market for Etihad and the resumption of direct flights between the two capital cities will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the United Arab Emirates.”

Etihad Airways scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai resumed in July 2020 to meet the huge demand of passengers travelling between the UAE and China.

Those wishing to book are advised to visit Etihad.com to view their options, and to remain informed on the relevant entry regulations at their end destination. Flights are also available for booking through the mobile app, by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE) or +86 400 8822 050 (Mainland China), or through a local or online travel agency.

Important information:

All passengers travelling on Etihad between Abu Dhabi and China must strictly meet the entry requirements and testing protocols.

Please visit Etihad.com for information on the latest regulations and travel requirements.