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No More Gulf Stopovers For BA Crew, Flights Cut

British Airways has cut services to the Gulf and is to lodge stop-over crews in Cyprus after a British worker was shot dead in Saudi Arabia and as war looms in Iraq, the carrier said on Monday. Europe’s largest airline said the decision to stop using Gulf hotels followed a change in security advice from the British Foreign Office. “The planes will still go down to the Gulf but the crews won’t stay in the hotels which we would normally use down in the Gulf region,” a British Airways spokesman told Reuters. “They will spend their days of rest in Larnaca, Cyprus.” The carrier also said it was reducing the number of flights from London to Dubai to one a day from two and had suspended services to Muscat, Oman, from Abu Dhabi. Full Story

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