Gulf Air to stop flying to Athens

Gulf Air, Bahrain?s state-owned carrier, is planning to stop flights to Athens, Damascus, Milan and Kuala Lumpur as the routes were underperforming, the airline said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

?These closures are pragmatic commercial decisions aimed at focusing services on routes with higher passenger traffic,? Chief Executive Officer Samer Majali said in the statement.

Services to Damascus will stop from March 2 and to Athens and Milan will be halted from March 12, said the statement.