ALBAWABA - Flights between Libya and Italy have resumed today, Saturday, after a hiatus of nearly 10 years, despite the European ban on Libyan airlines, according to journalists from "France Press" and Libyan authorities. The company, which began operations in 2022, will provide two weekly flights to Rome on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The government based in Tripoli, recognized by the United Nations, stated on its Facebook page that the resumption of flights is part of "intensive government efforts to lift the European ban imposed on Libyan civil aviation." With this development, Italy becomes the second European country, after Malta, to have a direct air link with Libya, despite Libyan airlines being blacklisted since 2014 from flying over European Union airspace. Since then, European countries suspended their flights to Libya, banned Libyan planes from landing, and closed their airspace to Libyan airlines for security reasons.
Source: Libya Today October 03, 2023 12:10 UTC