MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Gulf Air said Sunday it is planning to reinstate flights to the United States later this year, according to a press release issued by the airline.
The release did not say how many weekly flights it will operate and to which U.S. cities. Previously the airline flew to New York before the service was halted in 1997 for commercial reasons.
The governments of Bahrain, Oman and Dubai own Gulf Air. The states agreed in December to a 90 million dinars (US$238.7 million) cash injection for the airline, which has an estimated US$700 million debt.
The airline says it is on track to become profitable in three years.
Gulf Air's network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 45 cities in 33 countries. It has a fleet of 30 aircraft.
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