Domestic Flights Between Libyan Capital & Tobruk Resume

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Eastern Libya’s Tobruk International Airport announced the resumption of domestic flights to Tripoli. This is with flag carrier, Libyan Airlines, with one flight per week.

“The departure time from Mitiga will be at 8:30 am, and the departure from Tobruk will be at 11:00 in the morning,” the airport noted.

In March, Mitiga International Airport announced the resumption of domestic flights between the western and eastern regions of Libya.

“The administration of Mitiga International Airport announces the resumption of domestic flights from Mitiga International Airport to Benina International Airport, Tobruk Airport, and Al-Abraq Airport,” it said in a statement.

Flights were suspended following orders issued by the outgoing Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba. He ordered the closure of airspace, after the Libyan Parliament gave confidence to a new rival government, headed by Fathi Bashagha.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL), condemned the closure. It said that this was “a violation of all the basics of human rights, especially with regard to freedom of movement.”

The UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams stressed that freedom of movement is a “fundamental human right that must be respected.”