Benghazi Benina airport operates first international flight to Amman after 3 years of closure

A staff member stamps documents for passengers at Benina airport east of Benghazi, Libya, July 15, 2017. [REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori]
Benghazi’s Benina international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence on Saturday (July 15) after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city.

The first outward bound flights from Benina Airport were to the capital, Tripoli, to Amman, Jordan, and to the south-eastern Libyan city of Kufra. Flights are also scheduled to and from Tunis, Istanbul, Alexandria, and the western Libyan city of Zintan.

The flights are operated by two state-owned companies, Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways.

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