Libya’s GNA Redirects Repatriation Flights of Stranded Nationals to Misrata Airport


On Sunday, the Libyan Ministry of Communications of the Government of National Accord (GNA) confirmed that repatriation flights for stranded Libyans abroad will be redirected to Misrata Airport instead of Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport.

This came in a meeting of the Ministry’s affiliated committee in charge of organising the return of citizens stranded abroad. The committee is headed by Hisham Abu Shkewat, Chairman of the National Centre for Disease Control Badr al-Din al-Najjar, and a delegate from the Ministry of Health, in addition to a number of representatives for air transport companies and the Civilian Aviation Authority.

In a statement, the committee announced that all stranded Libyans abroad will be brought home after ending the 14-day compulsory quarantine and undergoing all necessary medical analysis over coronavirus.

It is noteworthy that the GNA is using Mitiga airport for military purposes, including, the takeoff of Turkish drones, in addition to the landing of flights carrying Syrian mercenaries to fight against the Libyan National Army in Libya.