Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has confirm the suspension of its five weekly flights to and from Sana’a International Airport – effective today and until further notice. The decision is due to safety and security concerns and in light of recent security developments in the Yemeni capital.
Further deterioration in the security situation in Yemen has forced the closure of Sanaa International Airport. Four explosions rocked an air force base next to the property on Sunday, prompting the temporary closure of the commercial airport.
Thousands of people in Yemen have taken to the streets in celebration following the departure of president Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia. Following the latest developments, the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office continued to urge Britons to leave the country by any means available.
The Foreign Office has urged all remaining British travellers still in Yemen to leave as soon as possible. A decision to evacuate was taken as the political situation in the Middle Eastern destination continues to deteriorate.
British travellers are being urged to leave Yemen as soon as possibly as vast opposing crowds gather on the streets of capital Sana’a. As many as 10,000 people have gathered to demonstrate against the rule of president Ali Abdullah Saleh, while a similar number have gathered in support.
Yemeni tourism minister Nabil Al-Fakeh has resigned his post following a number of deaths as forces loyal to the government attempt to quell a popular uprising. Troops fired on anti-government protesters in the capital Sana’a over the weekend, with up to fifty deaths confirmed.