Tripoli, 7 April 2014:
Benghazi’s Benina airport has reopened for international flights after being closed yesterday by protesters as part of the . . .[restrict]city’s general strike over the deteriorating security situation in the city.
The airport’s manager said that an agreement had been reached with the protesters and that all international flights had been resumed, according to Libyan news agency LANA. Local flights to and from the airport are still suspended.
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded both in Libya and abroad after protesters shut down air traffic control and dragged large items onto the runway to prevent planes from landing.
One aircraft from Turkey was forced to return to Istanbul with all its passengers. These apparently included a number of surgeons who were going to Benghazi hospitals to perform operations. [/restrict]