The Malta Independent 8 December 2019, Sunday

Hard for Air Malta to resume flights to Libya this year - report

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 10:01 Last update: about 5 months ago

It will be very difficult for Air Malta to resume flights to Libya this year due to recent attacks on the Tripoli Airport, newspaper it-Torca reports.

Early this year, this newsroom reported that Air Malta was planning to resume flights to Tripoli, however the situation now seems to have changed.

The tourism ministry had told this newsroom that "the resumption of scheduled flights to and from Libya are desired by both the Maltese and Libyan governments."

"The Ministry for Tourism is currently in discussions with the authorities in Libya on the possible introduction of scheduled flights to and from Tripoli's Mitiga airport. Various options are currently being considered and discussed with various operators."

At the end of 2018, Chief Commercial Officer Paul Sies had confirmed that the move was on the cards.

Quoting aviation sector sources, It-Torca states that the Mitga airport was severely damaged in attacks, and that it looks unlikely that the Maltese airline will be in a position to resume flights there this year.



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