Gulf Air resumes London flights
Manama, February 7, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday (February 6) resumed its London flights after snow and freezing temperatures in the UK forced Bahrain's national carrier to cancel its Heathrow operations on Sunday.
Around half of the 1,300 flights due to be handled by the airport were called off after around 10cm of snow fell over the UK in 24 hours.
They included two Gulf Air flights to London - one at 1.30am and the other at 10am - as well as the corresponding return journeys.
The airline informed its passengers not to travel to Bahrain International Airport and Heathrow for UK flights on Sunday, but a spokesman said those who did were found overnight accommodation.
Normal operations resumed yesterday, the airline spokesman added.
"The flights at 1.30am and 10am left as usual and on schedule," said the spokesman.
"All backlogs, resulting out of the cancellation of the flights on Sunday, have also been cleared."
Our sister publication the Gulf Daily News reported yesterday that Gulf Air was laying on larger aircraft to accommodate passengers booked on cancelled flights. – TradeArabia News Service