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Bahrain's Gulf Air reroutes several flights to avoid Iranian airspace - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Gulf Air is pictured on tail of Airbus A321 aircraft at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

CAIRO (Reuters) - Bahrain’s state carrier Gulf Air has re-routed flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution, said an airline spokesman on Friday.

“Gulf Air continues to monitor the situation closely. The continued safety of our passengers and crew is our utmost priority,” he said.

Several airlines have cancelled flights and re-routed others away from Iraqi and Iranian airspace since Wednesday’s Iranian missile strike on U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell