By John Lee. In what has been described heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, the city’s Mitiga Airport has been closed and at least 20 people have been killed. The clashes came following a failed attempt to release militants from a nearby jail. Several planes are reported to have been damaged. (Source: Reuters)
By John Lee. Nigeria’s Max Air has reportedly signed an agreement with the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency to evacuate 3,184 of the 5,037 Nigerians expected to return from Libya. The company is expected to operate six flights using its Boeing 747-400 aircraft. (Sources: The Eagle Online, Daily Trust)
By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport’s refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]
By John Lee. Benghazi’s shipping port reopened on Sunday following a three-year closure. The port is used for general cargo, and to import gas and some refined petroleum. It closed in 2014 due to fighting between rival factions. Benghazi’s airport reopened in July. (Source: Reuters)
By John Lee. Buraq Air has announced that it will resume flights. The company said that three flights per day between Mitiga and Benghazi are expected to start on Wednesday 20th September, while flights to Labraq and Tobruk airports are expected to follow soon. It ceased operations in July due to financial difficulties (Source: Buraq […]
The chairman of Libyan Airlines, Fathi Al-Shatti, was reportedly seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport. African Aerospace quotes sources at Mitiga Airport as saying that Al-Shatti was kidnapped after he […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Libyan navy ordere foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal “search and rescue zone” for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.
By John Lee. The Italian Embassy in Libya has rejected claims that the Italian consortium that was awarded the contract to rebuild Tripoli International Airport (TIA) passenger terminal is a fake company that disappeared after signing. Africa Intelligence said that Consorzio Aeneas consisted of two small firms operating on a very small scale, and that […]