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Gulf Air says Afghanistan has broken rules on landing slots

Bahrain's Gulf Air have accused Afghan aviation officials of breaching international rules controlling landing rights after two of the airline's flights were refused entry to Kabul, The National has reported. "The Afghan authorities recently advised the airline to reduce its flights from four to two without justifiable reason and in direct contravention of the bilateral agreement in place between the kingdom of Bahrain and Afghanistan," said Gulf Air chief executive, Samer Majali. The carrier started flights to Kabul International Airport in June, choosing to operate four flights a week.