Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) has announced it will terminate services to Iran and Uganda next year as part of an ongoing cost-reduction programme.

The UAE-based carrier said in a statement that its 5x weekly service to Tehran Imam Khomeini, its only destination in Iran, would be gradually wound down to 2x weekly from December 25 before being terminated outright from January 24.

Concerning its Entebbe/Kampala service, Etihad said flights there would end on March 25.

Earlier this year, Etihad confirmed it would terminate its Jaipur service in February 2018 while its Dallas/Fort Worth service will end in March 2018 owing to the discontinuation of a codeshare agreement with American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth).