Hasan insisted that British Airways and Air France have not brought up any security concerns.
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Flights from Britain and France to Beirut will remain open, said the head of Rafik Hariri International Airport Fadi Hasan Wednesday in the wake of media reports that London and Paris were considering suspending flights to Beirut over the airport's security situation.Nicola Delucia, the spokesperson for the British charge d'affaires in Lebanon, Hugo Shorter, refused to comment on the security situation of Beirut airport, though she did emphasize that there have not been any boycotts on flights heading to and from Beirut as of now. According to media reports published Wednesday, Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said that both countries were contemplating boycotting flights due to lax security measures at the Rafik Hariri International Airport.Machnouk said France and the U.K. were waiting to see whether the Lebanese government would act immediately to address security gaps at Beirut airport.
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