Etihad from Abu Dhabi announced on Thursday that the flight to selected Indian cities was temporarily suspended from March 22.
Flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Tribandrum are suspended, the airline said.
The decision was made after India announced on March 22 that it would exclude all international commercial passenger flights from landing in the country for a week.
The Abu Dhabi airline has also announced Etihad Credit, which allows guests to delay their travel plans by allowing a free cancellation and providing the original value of the booking as a credit for the next trip.
In a statement released on Thursday, Etihad said: “As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 evolves, these new measures offer maximum flexibility and ensure that guests who have to travel must do so safely and comfortably.”
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group, said: “In these unprecedented times, we understand that some of our guests either cannot travel or choose not to travel, and it is our responsibility to provide them with as much as possible to help.
“Now, more than ever, there is a global effort to take care of each other and stop the spread of COVID-19 in these challenging circumstances. With Etihad Credit, we can help reduce the unnecessary burden faced by many of our customers.”