Libyan Airlines announced the resumption of flights with Egypt, after a one-year halt, as the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral relations.
The company stated that the flights will depart from Benina Airport in Benghazi, to Alexandria’s Burj Al-Arab Airport on Thursday. Another flight will also depart from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, to Alexandria next week.
The announcement of the resumption of flights coincides with the arrival of an Egyptian diplomatic delegation to Tripoli. This is set to reopen the Egyptian Embassy after a six-year closure of operations.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the outgoing Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohammed Qiblawi said the visit was taking place as part of coordinated efforts between the two countries.
In December 2020, a high-level Egyptian delegation had visited Tripoli, and held meetings with senior GNA officials. The delegation included the Deputies of the Egyptian Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, and the Deputy Head of Egyptian Intelligence. The visit was the first of its kind since 2014 by Egyptian officials to Tripoli.