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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 […]

UN condemns the LNA Attack on Mitiga Airport

Statement by the Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Mitiga [Meitiga] Airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this […]

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)

Mitiga Airport diverts Flights after Rocket Attack

By John Lee. Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport has reportedly diverted flights after a rocket attack on Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, according to BBC. The attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata. (Sources: Reuters, BBC)

Clashes Shut Mitiga Airport

By John Lee. In what has been described heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, the city’s Mitiga Airport has been closed and at least 20 people have been killed. The clashes came following a failed attempt to release militants from a nearby jail. Several planes are reported to have been damaged. (Source: Reuters)

Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief Hostage

The chairman of Libyan Airlines, Fathi Al-Shatti, was reportedly seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport. African Aerospace quotes sources at Mitiga Airport as saying that Al-Shatti was kidnapped after he […]

Buraq Air Ceases Operations

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that Buraq Air has stopped all flights, closed its office in Tripoli, and has been uncontactable. Staff at the airline, which had been flying from Mitiga to Labraq and Tobruk, told Libya Herald that the company is in financial difficulties. Last month it suspended its service between Mitiga and Tunis. […]