Alitalia and other airlines resume flying to Libya

Commercial aviation in war-torn Libya is slowly coming back to normal.

Alitalia became the first European airline to resume flying to Libya, eight months after the Italian carrier suspended operations to the North African country that had been seized by a full-scale revolt and civil war for much of the year.

Alitalia reopened its commercial offices in Tripoli a month ago and plans to fly between Rome and Tripoli four times a week.

Turkish Airlines and EgyptAir have already resumed flights, while bmi and Austrian Airlines have announced plans to do so by the end of the year, the AFP report says.

Air France is also considering re-opening the Paris-Tripoli route more than two decades after suspending it, the report says.

British Airways is still assessing security risks and will not resume operations before the NATO no-fly zone is lifted.

(Source: USA Today)

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