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Security Alert: Heightened Risk to Civil Aviation

Security Alert: Heightened Risk to Civil Aviation in Libyan Airspace Continued fighting around Tripoli and the increased involvement of foreign forces and mercenaries has heightened the risk to civil aviation in Libyan airspace. On October 23, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. civil flight operations at all altitudes in the territory and airspace of […]

Tripoli Airport “to Re-Open by Christmas”

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport will reopen “within the next month”, according to Dr Mohamed Bitelmal, President of the Libyan Airports Authority (LAA). Located on the city’s eastern outskirts, the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport has been closed for three months following bombardment by forces loyal to eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar. Since […]

Sudan Closes Borders with Libya

By John Lee. Sudan’s Sovereign Council has ordered the closure of the country’s borders with Libya and the Central African Republic. Reuters says the order cited “unspecified security and economic ‘dangers‘”, while Anadolu Agency said it was to “prevent the smuggling of strategic goods“. Sudan is suffering from the scarcity of goods, high exchange rates […]

UNSMIL Condemns Attack on Mitiga Airport

UNSMIL: latest attacks on Mitiga Airport, a direct threat to the lives of civilian passengers; perpetrators will face accountability Following another attack today, 01 September, on Mitiga airport UNSMIL dispatched an assessment mission to the airport. The mission was able to confirm that four projectiles struck the civilian parts of the airport; three projectiles landed […]

Libya Reopens Sebha Airport

By John Lee. Sebha [Sabha] airport (pictured) has reportedly reopened, having been closed since January 2014 due to security problems. According to Reuters, a commercial flight from Benghazi landed at the southern airport on Friday. (Source: Reuters)

UN Condemns Attacks on Mitiga Airport

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the repeated indiscriminate shelling targeting Mitiga airport, the only indispensable functioning airport available for use by millions of civilians and for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the greater Tripoli area. These attacks have continued unabated since […]

China to Supply Tripoli with Buses

By John Lee. China’s King Long bus company has reportedly signed a contract with Libya’s Essahim Company for Public Transport to buy “about 140” buses. The first delivery of 35 vehicles will be made within three months. (Source: Minisitry for Transport)