You probably know what happened yesterday. Try not to get political here, but these are the developing effects of the rising tensions in the region.
Gulf Air Suspends Iraq Flights Completely:
- The airline operated a 5x weekly flight from its hub in Bahrain to Baghdad and a daily flight from Bahrain to Najaf.
Gulf Air PR:
Gulf Air, the National Carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, would like to inform its passengers that all flights arriving and departing from Baghdad and Najaf in the Republic of Iraq have been suspended until further notice, due to the safety and security situation in Iraq.
Gulf Air will provide its passengers with the latest developments as soon as the security situation improves and the National Carrier resumes its operations.
Accordingly, Gulf Air apologizes to its affected passengers for any inconvenience this may caused, which is beyond its control. The Airline continues to monitor the security situation in Iraq, where the safety and security of passengers and crew is its top priority.
Royal Jordanian Suspends Baghdad:
- The airline operated Amman to Baghdad flights 18 times a week. Service has been cancelled immediately.
- However, its flights from Amman to the other Iraqi cities, Najaf, Irbil and Basra, continue to operate normally.
Other major airlines that fly to Baghdad (Emirates, Qatar, Turkish, Saudi Arabian, etc.) have not made any cuts at the moment.
(Image credits to Gulf Air/Royal Jordanian)
Hopefully everyone in the region’s safe amidst these tensions, and hopefully nothing crazy happens with aviation around the area.