Bahrain, Iran to resume flights
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iranian and Bahraini Civil Aviation Organisations` authorities have agreed to resume flights between the two countries on December 15, former head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation, Hamid Reza Pahlavani said, ISNA news agency reported on Nov. 7.
The two sides agreed on four weekly flights which can be increased to 45 each week, he added.
The flights are scheduled to be carried out from Mashhad to Manama and back, Pahlavani added.
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air suspended its flights to Iran last year.
Bahrain-Iran relations tend to deteriorate whenever Bahrain experiences a wave of unrest.
Bahraini Shiites began demonstrating calling for constitutional reforms in the capital's Pearl Square on February 14, 2011 and then called for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty which has ruled the country for almost two centuries.
Bahraini officials accuse Iran of interfering in the internal affairs of the country, claiming that Iran is supporting the Bahraini opposition