“This is in response to the strong demand by businessmen from Sfax, particularly, and southern Tunisia,” the company said.
“The flights will facilitate the movement of Libyan travelers for business, medical care or tourism.”
The company will use its new ATR 72-600 aircraft for the one-hour flights.
This air route adds up to the international proximity network of Tunisair Express which operates flights to Malta, Palermo, and Naples.
The company also said it will restart its Tunis-Sfax flights on June 6th. Three flights are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays as part of the national strategy to boost the activity of national airports.
Flights between Tunisia and Libya have been halted several times since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled long-time ruler Moammar Gaddafi. The most recent interruption began in May last year, in part because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but also over security concerns.