Libya: Domestic flights resume at Benghazi airport

Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Domestic flights connecting Benghazi to other Libyan cities resumed on Monday after more than a week of interruption due to activities of a civil disobedience movement launched in the city, according to a reliable source from the airport.

"Domestic flights have resumed at the Benina International Airport after a decision authorizing the departure and arrival of planes as from Monday," Ibrahim Farkach, director of the airport, told the press.

The resumption of activities at the Benina airport comes after an agreement between the local council in Benghazi and the organizers of the sit-in at the airport to lift the blockade, he said.

The blockade of activities at the airport was decided as part of  the civil disobedience movement launched on 6 April in Benghazi by civil society to protest against insecurity in the city and for the adoption of a new electoral law.

The civil disobedience movement is, however, losing steam as some parts of the population are against it.

The local council of Benghazi has therefore called for the opening of all public and private institutions and the end of civil disobedience to protect the interests of citizens and for social and economic considerations.

The call resonated positively as evidenced by the gradual resumption of activities in Benghazi where banks reopened Monday and more markets significantly were also doing business.
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14 april 2014 20:45:55




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