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Bahrain's Gulf Air says to halt all Qatar flights from Tuesday

Bahrain’s national carrier says suspension will remain in place until further notice amid diplomatic row

Bahrain's Gulf Air says to halt all Qatar flights from Tuesday

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, on Monday announced the suspension of its multiple daily service between Bahrain and Doha.

The last Gulf Air flight from Bahrain to Doha (GF530) will depart at 8:55pm local time on Monday and the last Gulf Air flight from Doha to Bahrain (GF531) will depart at 10:40pm, the airline said in a statement.

Gulf Air added that it "regrets any inconvenience this may cause to passengers affected by the suspension". 

A dedicated customer services team from the Gulf Air 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre has been set up and is contacting affected passengers to offer alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternate Gulf Air destinations. 

Earlier on Monday, UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines, said they will halt flights to and from Doha starting from Tuesday morning.

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