The involvement of UAE & Etihad in Australian airlift
During the coronavirus outbreak, the UK minister of foreign affairs lauded the work of the UAE and Etihad when it was revealed that the airline would provide flights from Melbourne via Abu Dhabi on May 15.
Dominic Raab said it was “positive news” that British travellers might return home via the UAE. This shows the great efforts done by the UAE in helping others during the current coronavirus pandemic.
UK minister’s statements
He said that “close cooperation with our UAE friends” helped London’s attempts to repatriate its nationals from far-off areas of the globe. He proceeded to thank Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for his relations with him.
Mr Raab, who also holds the position of First Secretary of State, is heading the UK government after the UK Minister Boris Johnson got coronavirus and he went to the hospital.
British authorities have recently pointed out Etihad’s role. They said that Etihad airlines have played a “crucial” role in contributing to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide.
The UAE and UK reached an agreement last month. The agreement would see flights carrying stranded Britons home allowed for transit through the UAE. Patrick Moody, UK Ambassador to the UAE, said the deal was “the product of a strong relationship between the UK and the UAE Governments.”
The airline has tried to restore normal services that are safe from the pandemic threat. The controls are simple and lock-downs wound down.
Etihad said it implemented a systematic system of sanitation and protection on flights and at airports.
“Onboard we ‘re going to make sure you’re sitting between any guest with as much room as possible”. It said when the confirmation of the Melbourne flight.
The London to Melbourne’s leg will resume on May 21. The transit passengers aboard will not depart the aircraft while they are in Abu Dhabi.