Etihad Airways has suspended flights to Erbil, Iraq, due to the ongoing conflict with ISIS in the region. Here is the airline's full statement:
"Etihad Airways has suspended all flights to Erbil, Iraq with immediate effect until further notice.
The decision to suspend the four flights a week passenger service follows advice regarding the possibility of a deteriorating security situation in the region as a result of on-going military conflict between Iraqi security and ISIS forces.
The safety of Etihad Airways’ passengers and staff is of paramount importance, and the airline will continue to monitor the security situation closely before recommencing scheduled services to and from Erbil.
- Guests booked to fly to Erbil are advised to contact the airline’s nearest office, details of which can be found on the Etihad Airways website at www.etihad.com , or call the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on: + 971 (0)2 599 0000 (UAE) to discuss options to re-route, re-book or cancel their travel plans.
- Flights to Basra and Baghdad are currently operating as normal.
- Etihad Airways apologises for any inconvenience caused and is doing everything possible to minimise the impact of any disruption."