Gulf Air extends suspension of services to Lebanon, Iran and Iraq
Gulf Air stated it has extended the suspension of services to Lebanon, Iran and Iraq (TradeArabia News Service, 25-Apr-2011). All services to Iraq and Iran have been suspended until 30-Jun-2011 while flights to Beirut are suspended until 14-May-2011. The decision had been taken due to a Bahrain Government advisory, urging its citizens against visiting all three countries. Gulf Air operates to Baghdad, Najaf, Erbil and Basra in Iraq, as well as Tehran, Mashad, Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran. Bahrain Air has already announced the suspension of its flights to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon until 20-Jun-2011. It operates to Beirut, Najaf, Baghdad and Mashad.