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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)

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 […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Vessel services for Bahr Essalam Field (Sabratha Platform), Mellitah Oil & Gas Construction of roads to airport and inside field at Messla field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Maintenance of supply department store at Ghanfooda site, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: National […]

US Firm to Boost Libyan Airport Security

By John Lee. Culmen International has announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) to implement the Libya Airport and Aviation Security Program. Culmen will be responsible for increasing Libyan airport security, its capacity to monitor terrorist threats, screen […]

Chad Closes Border with Libya

By John Lee. Chad reportedly closed its border with Libya on Sunday, a month after Libyan rebels entered the country. Mahamat Abba Ali Salah, Chad’s Minister of Security, said the border will be closed “until further notice“. (Source: ADV)

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. […]