Panafrican News Agency

Direct flights resume between Tripoli and Sfax in southern Tunisia

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Direct flights between Tripoli and Sfax in southern Tunisia will resume on 15 December, the management of Maitigua International Airport in the Libyan capital announced on  Saturday.

The resumption of flights to Sfax comes a  month after the opening of the airspace and land borders between the two neighbouring countries.

In the announcement, the airport management said "the Libyan Airlines Company has scheduled two weekly flights, Saturday and Tuesday, to Sfax airport", adding that "reservations are open on the counters of the Company and its travel agents,"

In mid-November, Libya announced that it had agreed with Tunisia to open the air space and land border between the two countries, after several months of suspension due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

An agreement on the implementation of a health protocol on the facilitation of movement between the two countries and the resumption of trade and the movement of citizens by air and land has been concluded on this issue.

Neighbouring countries with common land borders, Libya and Tunisia are linked by historical and blood relations between their peoples.

Their common land crossings are used daily by hundreds of people on both sides in the direction of the two countries. Libyans come to Tunisia for tourism, health care and study, while Tunisians go to Libya for shopping, business and work. -

0- PANA BY/JSG/BBA/AR 12Dec2020