Libyan Airlines to Restart Europe Flights

Libyan Airlines is to restart its European flights, after Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) lifted a brief suspension, reports Libya Herald.

The LYCAA enforced the suspension after a UK-bound flight from Tripoli to Manchester lost radio contact when flying over French airspace on 21 February.

Measures have reportedly been put in place to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Services to Europe are operated on a wet-lease basis by Tunisian airline Nouvelair.

The Director of Libyan Airlines, Khaled Tetenaz, told the Libya Herald that the company is unable to pay compensation to passengers who have been affected by the suspension, because the Libyan Jamahiriya Bank put a block on Libyan Airilnes’ accounts after the airline was unable to keep up with repayments on loans taken out to purchase new Airbus aircraft.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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