Bahrain Air ceases operation

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 00:50 hrs

Manama, Feb 13 (IANS) Bahrain's second flagship carrier Bahrain Air has announced the immediate suspension of operations and filed for voluntary liquidation, Xinhua reported.

In a statement on its website, the airline said it has sustained considerable financial losses as a result of "unstable political and security situation", which has forced the company to cease operations.

Bahrain's national carrier is Gulf Air.

During a state of emergency in 2011, Bahrain Air was instructed to suspend flights to several destinations and also suffered from the lack of traffic to and from Bahrain.

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