Airlines resume flights between Libya’s east, west

Airspace closed early March amid political differences

Mitiga International Airport

Libya reopened airspace to domestic flights between the Libya’s east and west on Tuesday after a 3-week suspension due to political differences.

In a statement, the Mitiga airport said flights were resumed to the airports of Tobruk, Labraq and Baninah in eastern Libya.

The Misurata airport also announced the resumption of flights to Benghazi airport.

Libya’s airspace was closed to domestic flights early March in the wake of a decision by the parliament to form a new government by former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, a move rejected by incumbent Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh.

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