By Sami Zaptia.
London, 27 March 2016:
Passengers planning to board flights to or from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport were unpleasantly surprised to find . . .[restrict]out that all flights were cancelled this morning without prior notice.
Airlines and passengers confirmed the cancellation of flights. A Libyan Airlines official confirmed to LIbya Herald this morning that the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority had informed them of the closure of western Libyan airspace.
The official said that the CAA had not given any official reason for the airspace closure but that they were expecting flights to resume at 2 pm Libyan time.
It is reported that the airspace closure was ordered by the Tripoli de facto administration and that armed militias arrived early this morning and enforced the airspace closure.
The move is touted as being connected with the anticipated arrival of Faiez Serraj and his Government of National Accord. However, no reason was given by the Tripoli authorities who had announced a state of alert on Friday. [/restrict]