A number of Libyan Airlines employees issued a statement, demanding the aircraft detained by the aviation authorities in Misrata be immediately released. They are threatening to stop all flights at Benina Airport.
According to the statement, the employees also demanded the competent authorities to pay their salaries which have been delayed for almost a year.
In November, a spokesman for the airlines in the east, Ezzedine Al-Mashnoun confirmed that the company’s plane was detained at Misrata airport by the Assistant Director of the airport, Hussein Balao.
Al-Mashnoun explained that the plane was on a maintenance flight to Misrata, and was prevented from taking off after the maintenance operations, according to an order from Balao.
Detaining the company’s only aircraft in the eastern region has resulted in all flights being suspended. The Libyan Airlines Spokesman held the airport management responsible for this incident.