By Sami Zaptia.
London, 7 August 2020:
Libya and Malta discussed the possibility of commercial flight resumption between the two countries, the possibility of Libya registering some of its aircraft in Malta (to circumvent the current EU Libya flight ban), cooperation in air navigation, training and the easing of granting Maltese visas to Libyans.
Other topics related to the field of aviation, were also discussed, Libya’s Airports Authority reported.
The discussions took place yesterday at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Tripoli-based Libyan Ministry of Transport in Tripoli. The meeting included the Libyan Minister of Transport, the Maltese Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Malta to Libya, in the presence of the Head of Libya’s Airports Authority, the Head of its Civil Aviation Authority, the Director of Libyan Airlines, specialists from Maltese civil aviation and a representative of the Tripoli-based Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The possibility of resumption of commercial flights between the two countries cames after an assessment visit by the Maltese Civil Aviation Delegation to Mitiga airport this week and after taking the necessary measures in accordance with the forthcoming recommendations of the Maltese assessment team, the Airports Authority explained.
The possibility of registering an aircraft belonging to Libyan Airlines in the air operator’s certificate granted by the Maltese Civil Aviation to Medavia Company (which is owned by the Libyan Foreign Investment Company), was also discussed.
In addition, the two countries discussed cooperation in the field of air navigation, training Libyan Civil Aviation personnel and facilitating the procedures for obtaining a Maltese visa for Libyans.