Etihad Airways will stop performing Abu Dhabi-Minsk-Abu Dhabi flight starting 24 March 2017, the airline told the media.
“Starting 17 January, 2017 the number of flights will be reduced to three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. After 24 March the flight will no longer be performed”, the company said adding that there are economic reasons behind the decision.
Travelers with tickets to flights after 24 March will be offered refunds or alternative connecting flights with Etihad’s partners.
Etihad started performing the flight to Minsk in 2008. Initially it was carried out two times a week, and in 2013 Abu Dhabi-Minsk-Abu Dhabi flights became daily.
The Abu Dhabi flight was popular among travelers heading to China, Thailand, India, Indonesia and other Aisan states.
As for Belavia, the Belarusian air carried told the media that it has no plans to launch new flights in this direction.