By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 October 2014:
Misrata Airport officials reported that a delegation from Dublin-based Air Contractors Ltd (ACL) inspected the . . .[restrict]airport yesterday and will soon release results of an audit on the airport’s readiness for Europe-bound flights.
Afriqiyah Airways hopes to use the airport for flights to Rome, Paris, Germany and Malta. Afriqiyah has been able to overcome a ban on flights by Libyan aircraft through EU airspace by re-registering three of its Airbus A320s in Ireland. The arrangement has involved Air Contractors Ltd.
Shortly after the destruction of Tripoli International Airport, a spokesman for the Irish Aviation Authority told the Libya Herald, “Air Contractors operated flights for Afriqiyah from Misrata Airport in Libya up to 16 July. The return flights on that day diverted to Djerba in Tunisia. Since then, Air Contractors has suspended operations for Afriqiyah, and is carrying out daily risk assessments prior to the resumption of operations.”
An official from Misrata Airport said that Wednesday’s visit was positive and expressed hope that the European flights will resume there shortly. [/restrict]