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Gulf Air to continue operating flights to Colombo

MANAMA, April 22, 2019

National carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will continue to operate flights to Sri Lanka's capital city Colombo despite the deadly bombings that killed nearly 300 people and injured hundreds on April 21.

"Gulf Air sympathises with the people of Sri Lanka amidst the bombings that occurred today in a number of locations and would like to confirm that its flights to and from the Sri Lankan capital Colombo are operating as normal," the carrier said in a statement.

Gulf Air has also received assurances from Sri Lankan authorities that the airport and its surroundings are safe, it said.

"Gulf Air will continue to monitor the situation closely, as the safety of its passengers and crew remain a top priority for the airline."

"Additionally, Gulf Air has learnt that the Sri Lankan authorities have imposed a curfew from 1800hrs – 0600hrs and advises its passengers to arrive at their airport at least four hours before their flight," the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service


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