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Bahrain's Gulf Air to suspend flights to Yemeni capital

Carrier says it will stop its five-weekly flights to Sana'a International Airport from Thursday amid security fears

Bahrain's Gulf Air to suspend flights to Yemeni capital

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, on Wednesday said it is set to suspend its five-weekly flights to and from Sana’a International Airport.

The suspension will be effective from Thursday and will continue until further notice due to safety and security concerns and in light of recent security developments in the Yemeni capital, the airline said in a statement.

It apologised to its passengers for any inconvenience caused and all affected passengers are being contacted by the Gulf Air World Wide Contact Centre to facilitate rebooking options.

"Gulf Air is wholly committed to the safety and security of its passengers and crew and will continue to monitor and assess the security situation in and around Sana’a International Airport on a regular basis, working closely with airport and security officials in the Yemeni capital," the airline added.

It said it hopes to resume services to Sana’a "as soon as operational conditions permit".

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