Libyan Airlines threatens to shut service over abduction of its CEO


Libyan Airlines administration and employees syndicate have threatened to shut down all aviation services if the company’s CEO Fathi Al-Shatti is not released.

The airliner said in a statement on Saturday that it had scheduled a gradual plan for shutting down its services and the plan will end with a complete halt of the company, saying the kidnapping and extortion that is happening in Libya can lead to the collapse of the aviation system and air transport sector.

The statement added that all the security departments in the capital are responsible for the kidnapping of the CEO and of all other figures as they have been so loose in protecting people and their properties.

On Thursday, an armed group abducted the Libyan Airlines CEO Fathi Al-Shatti while he was going back home from work on the airport road in Tripoli.

The armed group had reportedly taken him to an unknown place and his family has not yet received a call form the kidnappers.

Al-Shatti was appointed as the CEO of the Libyan Airlines company five months ago.

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