Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Libya reopens airport after 2 months of closure

Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord on Tuesday reopened Mitiga Airport, Tripoli’s only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, the transportation minister said.

The Minister, Milad Matoq, announced at a news conference in Tripoli.

The airport had been shut since Sept. 1 after being struck by artillery fire. The source of the attack was not clear.

“The return of flights depends on the carriers and airport management. It needs time to re-schedule flights, possible a week to 10 days or two weeks,” Matoq said.