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US Allows Flights over Libyan Airspace

By John Lee. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed flights by US carriers over Libyan airspace to resume. It found that security and safety conditions in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL) at altitudes at or above 30,000 feet support allowing U.S. civil overflight operations to resume. “Extremist/militant elements operating in Libya […]

Medavia to set up Libyan Airline

By John Lee. Malta’s Mediterranean Aviation Company Ltd (Medavia) is reported to be setting up a Libyan-based airline. According to Forbes, the new carrier is provisionally named Medlib, or Medavia Libya, and it expects to receive an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) in the second half of this year. […]

Air Malta may Resuming Libyan flights in 2019

By John Lee. Air Malta is reportedly considering resuming scheduled passenger flights to Libya in 2019. According to a report from Malta Independent, the proposed service may operate between Malta International Airport and Tripoli Mitiga. (Source: Malta Independent)

Tunisia to Resume Flights to Libya “Very Soon”

By John Lee. Tunisia is to resume flights to Libya “very soon.” According to a report from Xinhua, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed on Monday that Tunisair will very soon resume operations in Libya, which had been suspended since 2014 due to security concerns. He made the remarks during a meeting with Tripoli-based Prime […]

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

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 […]

Buraq Air Resumes Operations

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 […]

Benghazi Airport Reopens

By John Lee. Benghazi’s Benina International Airport has reopened to commercial flights, just days after the defeat of terrorist groups in the city. The airport closed three years ago due to fighting, forcing travelers to use Labraq airport, a four-hour drive to the east of Benghazi. The first outbound flights were to Tripoli, Kufra and the Jordanian […]

Buraq Air Ceases Operations

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that Buraq Air has stopped all flights, closed its office in Tripoli, and has been uncontactable. Staff at the airline, which had been flying from Mitiga to Labraq and Tobruk, told Libya Herald that the company is in financial difficulties. Last month it suspended its service between Mitiga and Tunis. […]