BEIRUT: Cyprus Airways will suspend night flights into Beirut airport and all flights on Wednesday, an operator working for the airlines told The Daily Star.
A source at the Rafik Hariri International Airport who preferred to remain anonymous said Cyprus Airways decided to change the time of its night flights and cancel its Wednesday flights until further notice.
Cyprus Airways flights used to arrive in Beirut at 9 p.m. and depart the next day at 7 a.m.
The new measures will see flights arriving at 6 a.m. and departing an hour later, with no night stops, the source said.
It was unclear whether the new measures were related to a possible military strike on Syria and its potental blowback in Lebanon.
Media reports surfaced that British Airways, Cyprus Airways and Air France were suspending their night flights into Lebanon for at least two months.
British Airways denied it was suspending flights, telling The Daily Star that “its operations were still normal.”
Air France has modified the timing of one of its two daily return flights between Paris and Beirut, an airline spokeswoman told Agence France Presse.
" Air France has changed its flight schedule to and from Beirut," the spokeswoman said, adding this followed developments in the Middle East. -With AFP