By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 18 January 2015:
The Maltese branch of FCM Travel Solutions has announced flights to Tripoli, beginning Monday, 19 . . .[restrict]January.
The company has been flying a Medavia 19-seater plane on charter flights between Malta and Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport for two months on an ad-hoc basis.
A company working in the oil and gas sector in Libya has recently chartered FCM for several flights a week. Because the client does not need all 19 seats, the flights will have several seats available for sale to others. Tickets for all additional seats on Monday’s flight have already been sold.
An official with the company’s Malta office told the Libya Herald that the flights will be announced weekly, dependent on conditions in Tripoli and at Mitiga Airport, which has seen some shelling during recent conflict.
Flights originating in Libya have been banned from flying to Europe or even entering European airspace. When asked about this the company official told the Libya Herald that this does not apply to charter flights.
Meanwhile, Afriqiyah Airways also announced that it will resume direct flights between Mitiga and Dusseldorf, Germany, on 24 January, operating one flight a week. There has been no announcement that the EU ban has been lifted, so it is unclear how this will be allowed. Afriqiyah Airways could not be reached for a comment. [/restrict]