UAE’s second largest airline, Etihad, to resume direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, will resume its services of direct passenger flights between the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, from June 29, 2022, Wednesday.

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, will resume its services of direct passenger flights between the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, from June 29, 2022, Wednesday.

This includes the first regular direct international passenger flight to resume for Beijing, as per the recent mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council.


The Etihad airline will initially operate a weekly flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is among the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world.

Etihad Airways planned service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai restarted in July 2020 to meet the vast demand of tourists travelling between the UAE and China.

Etihad has opened its official website for booking, which is Flights are also open for booking via the mobile app, by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE) or +86 400 8822 050 (Mainland China), or via a local or online travel agency.

The Senior Vice President of the Global Sales and Cargo at Etihad Aviation Group, Martin Drew, informed about the resumption of services and said that Etihad Airways is pleased regarding the resumption of passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Beijing which is the airline’s second service to resume to China.

He further added that China has always been a significant strategic market for Etihad, and the resumption of these direct flights between the two capital cities will strengthen more the comprehensive strategic collaboration between China and the United Arab Emirates.

All tourists travelling between Abu Dhabi and China on Etihad airlines must rigorously meet the entry requirements and testing protocols due to the Covid-19 infection.


Etihad Airways is the second flag carrier airline of the UAE. Its head office is situated in the Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad initiated its operations in November 2003. It is the second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates after Emirates.


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