GULF AIR ADDS ADDITIONAL FLIGHT TO HELP STRANDED BEIRUT PASSENGERS
A 141 passengers stranded in Beirut were flown back to Bahrain on Gulf Air as part of the airline's ongoing programme to assist travellers stranded in Lebanon due to the recent developments.
The airline continues to look at ways to assist in the movement of passengers between the Gulf and Beirut, which includes the assigning of a larger size aircraft.
On average a 200 more seats have been added to the capacity on a daily basis to meet the demand and to assist passengers from other airlines including Oman Air and Middle East Airlines.
"Gulf Air, which has the strongest network in the Middle East, is doing its best to help stranded passengers fly out of Damascus, which has become the closest air exit point for stranded Beirut visitors, " said Gulf Air Vice President Operations Captain Hameed Ali.
"We are working closely with civil aviation authorities and other officials in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman and Lebanon to ensure Bahrain and Oman bound passengers are able to travel out as best as possible."