Gulf Air announces refund for suspended flights
Manama, April 28, 2011
All Gulf Air passengers who bought tickets on suspended flights to Lebanese capital Beirut and destinations in Iraq and Iran are eligible for a refund, the airline said.
Alternatively, people can rebook on later flights at no extra cost or transfer bookings to other airlines.
Our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN) reported yesterday that Bahrain's national carrier was extending the temporary suspension of its flights to and from Beirut until May 14, as well as destinations in Iraq and Iran until June 30.
'Passengers holding confirmed tickets for travel during these dates can rebook for a later Gulf Air flight in the same booking class to the same destination for travel up to and including September 30, at no additional cost,' said a spokesman.
'We will endeavour, where possible, to transfer the booking or ticket to an alternative available airline for the same or next day travel to the same destination in the same class of travel, subject to seat availability.
'Passengers can also get a full refund, if they wish.'
Bahrain has advised its citizens visiting Lebanon, Iran and Iraq based on intelligence that suggested Iran and Hizbollah were involved in Bahrain's unrest.-TradeArabia News Service