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08 Oct 2018 | 10:52 PM UTC

Libya: Mitiga Airport ceases all nighttime service effective Oct. 8

Libya News Alert

Authorities announce indefinite suspension of nighttime flights at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli on October 8 due to security concerns

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/2/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

Event

Libya's Civil Aviation Authority announced the indefinite suspension of all nighttime service in and out of Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport (MJI) effective Monday, October 8, due to ongoing security concerns. The closure will be in effect for six hours per day, from 01:00 (local time) to 07:00. Airlines have been advised to alter flight schedules as necessary to comply with this new order.

Context

Mitiga Airport has experienced repeated closures in past weeks amid recurring bouts of fighting and rocket fire in the area, despite several recent ceasefires. Libya has been divided into rival governments and factions with their own militias and political parties since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. In general, the security situation in Libya remains precarious and there is little to no sign of a return to relative stability in the near-term.

Advice

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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