Regional airlines hit by UK cold snap
Manama, February 6, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, was yesterday (February 5) forced to cancel its flights to London's Heathrow Airport following severe weather conditions in the UK.
Flights GF003 and GF006 were cancelled, the airline said on its website.
'Gulf Air will be operating a larger aircraft to accommodate passengers booked to fly on the cancelled flights in the next operating flight,” the statement said.
The flights, which were to take off at 2am this morning, have been rescheduled to 9:30am, a Gulf Air representative told TradeArabia.
Other UK flights are maintaining their normal schedule, he added.
Meanwhile, Emirates, the leading international airline of the UAE, was forced to cancel two of its four flights from London Heathrow to Dubai yesterday.
However, the airline flew two of its Dubai-London Heathrow routes this morning, the airline website showed.
A British Airways flight took off from Bahrain to London Heathrow at 2am as scheduled, and the airline 'planned to operate as normal a schedule as possible' today, it said on its website. – TradeArabia News Service