Tripoli, 6 June:
Some air traffic has resumed at Tripoli airport after it was seized and shut down by Tarhouna’s Al-Awfia brigade . . .[restrict]on Monday afternoon.
At 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, an Austrian Airlines flight left with 160 people on board, and a Qatar Airways flight also departed, although without passengers.
Air Malta has announced that it will be resuming full services from this afternoon, and Lufthansa has also announced it would be operating flights today.
Alitalia confirmed to the Libya Herald this morning that it would be resuming normal service as of today. Yesterday, the airline brought in an aircraft to fly 100 passengers from Metiga airbase, after one of its planes grounded at Tripoli airport was damaged during the fighting.
However, flights with a number of other airlines remain suspended, including British Airways, Emirates and Tunis Air.