Iraq election: flights cancelled
Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2014
The Iraqi Government has announced that all airports in Iraqi will be closed between 1.00 am on April 29 and 7.00 pm on April 30 due to the Iraqi election.
To ensure the safety of its passengers and crew, Etihad Airways has made changes to its published flight schedule, a statement said.
The following Etihad Airways flights to Baghdad, Basra and Erbil have been cancelled:
April 29: EY555 Abu Dhabi - Baghdad / EY556 Baghdad - Abu Dhabi
April 30: EY555 Abu Dhabi - Baghdad / EY556 Baghdad - Abu Dhabi
April 30: EY553 Abu Dhabi - Basra / EY554 Basra - Abu Dhabi
April 29: EY557 Abu Dhabi - Erbil / EY558 Erbil - Abu Dhabi
April 30: EY557 Abu Dhabi - Erbil / EY558 Erbil - Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways is offering the following options for passengers who have purchased tickets to travel to/from Baghdad, Basra and Erbil, on or before, May 2 and who now wish to alter their flight plans.
• Passengers may change to another date of travel on/before 18 May 2014 in the original class of booking, or
• If the original booking class is not available, passengers will be offered the next available class.
• Fees for passengers wishing to change their tickets are waived for this one instance only. Any subsequent changes will be subject to normal re-issue fees.
Cancellations and refunds are permitted free of charge whether ticket is wholly or partially utilised. The refund on partially utilised ticket will be calculated based on the pro-rata mileage flown, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service