Bahrain Air resumes flights to Kerala
Manama, November 3, 2012
Bahrain Air yesterday resumed its flight to Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian state of Kerala after a landing rights dispute was resolved.
The airline finally received permission from the Indian authorities to restart operations on the route following a week of negotiations, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
Flights were affected and passengers were stranded in Bahrain last Saturday after a dispute forced the airline to ground flights.
A delegation from the carrier and Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs earlier flew to India to resolve the issue.
"We are grateful to Bahrain Civil Aviation, Indian Aviation Affairs Ministry, Bahrain Embassy in India and Indian Embassy in Bahrain and Indian community leaders and members for their support and co-operation," said a Bahrain Air spokesman.
"Flights to Thiruvananthapuram resumed last night while those from Thiruvananthapuram to Bahrain would resume today," he said.
"We apologise to all our valued passengers for the inconvenience." – TradeArabia News Service