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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 […]

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)

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 […]

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. […]

Air Malta may Resuming Libyan flights in 2019

By John Lee. Air Malta is reportedly considering resuming scheduled passenger flights to Libya in 2019. According to a report from Malta Independent, the proposed service may operate between Malta International Airport and Tripoli Mitiga. (Source: Malta Independent)

Tunisia to Resume Flights to Libya "Very Soon"

By John Lee. Tunisia is to resume flights to Libya "very soon." According to a report from Xinhua, Tunisia's Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed on Monday that Tunisair will very soon resume operations in Libya, which had been suspended since 2014 due to security concerns. He made the remarks during a meeting with Tripoli-based Prime […]

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya's Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport's refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]