Etihad Airways are now targeting-July for a ‘meaningful’ return to regular passenger flights, according to CEO Tony Douglas. The Abu Dhabi airline had previously had May 16 as a date for a return to flying, but the airline has since suspended sales of tickets on flights before June 16.

“It’s small steps in a very controlled way, subject obviously to government approval here in Abu Dhabi and the destinations in question, but my sense is we’re looking at the 16th of July is when we see that we’d like to make a few more steps, and hopefully with the right approvals in place where it’s safe to fly, we’ll build off the back of that.” – Tony Douglas, Etihad Airways