By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 7 January 2016:
The Tunisian authorities have decided to allow Libyan carriers to land at a second regional . . .[restrict]Tunisian airport besides Sfax, but Tunis Carthage remains off-limits.
The Civil Aviation Authority announced this week that Libyan aircraft will now also be permitted to fly into Hammamet, which is 61 kilometres from Tunis as opposed to Sfax, 236 kilometres from the Tunisian capital.
Hammamet is a modern airport developed to handle tourist numbers which have declined radically since the Barda Museun and Sousse murders.
No explanation has been given for the addition of an airport closer to Tunis. However many Libyan have protested the expense and inconvenience of the Sfax-Tunis journey though there is a reasonable rail connection. It is unclear when the first Libyan carriers will start to fly to Hammamet. [/restrict]