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Gulf Air extends ban on Lebanon, Iran flights

Iran, Iraq flights suspended until April 14; Lebanon until March 31.
A Gulf Air travel alert says flights are suspended due to the 'security situation' in the region.
A Gulf Air travel alert says flights are suspended due to the 'security situation' in the region.

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Gulf Air has announced the continued suspension of flights to Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.

Flights to Beirut are now suspended up to and including 31st March, 2011.

Flights to Iran and Iraq are suspended up to and including 14th April, 2011.

According to a travel alert, “the decision has been taken following the on-going security situation in the region”.

Flights to Lebanon were cancelled last week after the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, criticised Bahrain’s recent crackdown on Shiite protesters.

Iran was accused by Bahrain’s government of inciting the unrest.

Passengers holding confirmed tickets can either rebook for later, claim a full refund or try to transfer to another airline with Gulf Air’s help.

Bahrain is currently advising its citizens not to travel to Lebabon.

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