By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 2 November 2016:
Plans by Libyan Airlines to restart flights to Kufra have been put on hold, according to the carrier. Technical issues at the airport are reported as the cause.
The airport was closed a year ago because of the security situation in the area but was formally reopened last Saturday when the airport director announced that flights to Tripoli and Labraq would commence as of Monday. In the event there have been no such flights but it is only now that reasons are being given.
At the moment it is not known when they will begin.
Coinciding with the reopening, Kufra military zone commander Al-Mabrouk Al-Gazwi warned Tebu militia that any incidents at the airport or on the main road from the town heading north would be severely dealt with.
Afriqiya Airways, meanwhile, says that it intends to start a Kufra-Labraq service shortly.