Tag Archives | Mitiga

Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief Hostage

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 […]

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. […]

Enav to build Control Tower at Mitiga Airport

Italy’s Enav has been awarded by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) a contract for the construction and set up of the control tower and technical building of the Mitiga airport in Libya. The new facilities will be equipped to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and […]

Afriqiyah Wet-Leases Turboprop from Medavia

By John Lee. Afriqiyah Airways is reportedly wet-leasing a Dash 8-100 from Malta’s Medavia to run its scheduled charter flights between Libya with Malta. According to ch-aviation, two weekly flights from Misurata started on February 5th,  followed by a twice-weekly service from Brack on February 9th. An existing Malta-Tripoli Mitiga return service currently operates three […]

CBL Receives new Shipment of Libyan Currency

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli received a new shipment of Libyan paper currency on Friday. The dinars were produced in the United Kingdom, and sent by air via Mitiga International Airport. In a statement, the CBL said it will distribute the shipment to commercial banks in “all regions of […]

Mellitah Extends Tender for Air Transport Services

The Mellitah Oil & Gas Company (Oil Division) intends to issue the below tender and wishes to invite for pre-qualification interested, experienced and reputable Companies specialized in providing similar services stated below to submit all requirements for inclusion in the bidders list to be invited to participate in the following tender: Tender No. (795) Provision […]

GNA blames Tripoli for Airspace Closure

Reuters reports that the Government of National Accord (GNA) has accused authorities in Tripoli of closing the capital’s airspace to prevent it from travelling from Tunis to start work. Its Presidential Council said a minority led by the Tripoli-based prime minister was “terrorising the safe population of Tripoli and obstructing the unity government by closing […]