The airline will debut their route from their United Arab Emirates hub to the city in China next month and become the first to start long-haul passenger flights to one of the three most popular Chinese destinations since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the checks from the regulatory body are approved, the service - which will begin on a two-class Boeing 777 - will fly twice a week starting in October.
The route will become their third to China after they restarted their flight to Shanghai in July 2020 and their flight to Beijing in June 2022.
Martin Drew, the airline’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Cargo said: “We are proud to offer our guests a third destination in China as Etihad Airways begins flights to the pivotal and historic port city of Guangzhou. As well as being a modern and rapidly growing city itself, Guangzhou has excellent connections with the Greater Bay Area.
“Our twice-weekly service will further address the huge demand for passenger travel between the UAE and China, as well as provide new cargo capacity, building on the formidable people and business ties between the two markets.”
When the route begins next month, the company will have four aeroplanes a week heading to Chinese destinations.
They urge all potential customers to check their website and know the up to date entry regulations for travellers before flying.