Italy lifts ban on Libyan flights after 10-year hiatus

Italy has lifted the ban that has been slapped on Libyan commercial airliners for 10 years, thus allowing Libyan flights to land in and take off from its airports.

The halt of the ten-year hiatus was announced on Sunday by the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who indicated that the resumption of flights would kickstart in September.

Dbeibah hailed the efforts of the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, for her contribution to this decision, extending at the same thanks to the joint committee of the two countries regarding the lifting of the civil aviation ban as well as to the Italian Ministry of Transportation.

Commenting on the lifting of the ban, the Libyan ambassador to Italy, Muhannad Younis, said the resumption scheduled for next September was the result of massive work by the Government of National Unity (GNU) on the standards of safety and civil aviation.

The ambassador said that lifting the ban was also a natural outcome of the stability and security of Libya after the efforts exerted by the GNU to prevent any armed conflicts and boost peace and calm.


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