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Egyptian Delegation Inspects Libya’s Airports to Resume Direct Flights

Egyptian Delegation Inspects Libya’s Airports to Resume Direct Flights

Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 10:45
A delegation from the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation inspects Benina International Airport, east of Benghazi (Libya’s Airports Authority)

A delegation from Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry is expected to complete its mission to inspect Libya’s main airports ahead of the resumption of direct flights to Cairo International Airport.

Their mission came following the meeting of the Libyan-Egyptian Joint Consulate which agreed to facilitate travel between the two countries.

Libya’s Airports Authority said the delegation inspected on Wednesday Benina International Airport, east of Benghazi.

Its members were received by delegates from the Libyan aviation and airports departments, in addition to representatives from the Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways.

The delegation was briefed on the security procedures and measures taken at the Benina Airport.

An official in Libya’s Airports Authority told Asharq Al-Awsat that the delegation noticed a commitment to implement internationally followed security and safety measures.

The delegation has also visited Mitiga and Misrata international airports.

On March 2, 2020, the Egyptian authorities granted Libyan Airlines an exceptional permission to land at Cairo Airport.

Then Foreign Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord Mohamed Taher Siala was on board the flight to take part in a regular meeting for the Arab League.

Flights from Libya to Egypt could only land at Borg El Arab International Airport in Alexandria.

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