Libya: Alitalia suspends flights to Libya

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The recurring insecurity at Tripoli international airport in Libya has forced Italian airline, Alitalia, to suspend, until the end of March, its flights to and from Libya, the director of the Libyan Civil Aviation, Nasser Eddine Chaib al-Ain, announced here Thursday.  

PANA recalled that on 21 March, rockets hit the main runway of the airport, resulting in the suspension of all flights for more than six hours.

Following this incident, Libyan civil aviation authorities diverted all flights to the military airport in Tripoli and the civilian airport of Misrata.

Tripoli international airport has often been targeted by armed groups.

Security at the airport is controlled by armed groups working for the military council of Zenten ex-rebels who refuse to submit to the authorities in Tripoli.
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28 march 2014 10:50:30

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