ABU DHABI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways said Sunday it will resume non-stop flights from Beijing to Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, from Dec. 7.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline said the weekly flight will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with business and economy cabins. This will be the second route Etihad opened in China after it resumed services between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai in late July this year.
Martin Drew, senior vice president for sales and cargo of Etihad Aviation Group, said "China continues to be a strategically important market for Etihad and resuming an additional passenger route connecting China with Abu Dhabi is a welcome development."
Earlier this month, Etihad announced a downsized organizational structure to meet the challenges of the global downturn in aviation brought about by COVID-19.