Etihad has announced plans to operate regular services to selected destinations starting this Sunday.

In a statement the Gulf carrier said:

“Over the past week, Etihad has been operating special flights which have allowed stranded passengers to return home, and to support the ‘UAE Food Security Programme’ as part of previously announced plans to utilise the belly-hold capacity of passenger aircraft for cargo.”

From April 5 the airline plans to resume regular service to a number of destinations starting with Seoul Incheon, followed by Singapore, Melbourne, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Amsterdam.

Note that services to these destinations are subject to government approvals.

As reported by Business Traveller India, Dubai-based carrier Emirates has also received approval from the UAE authorities to start flying a limited number of passenger flights from April 6.

Etihad said that once approved, the flights will be available for booking via