Libya’s state Afriqiyah Airways will start a direct flight from Benghazi’ Benina airport to Istanbul starting from Saturday 18 June.
The airliner said this is to allow its customers to enjoy their summer vacation.
A direct flight from Benghazi, an eastern Libyan city under the military control of Khalifa Hafter, to Istanbul, is further evidence of the complete turnaround of Turkish relations with eastern Libya and a change of old Libyan political narrative to a more nuanced one.
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Benghazi’s Benina airport opens its new Berniq terminal – a BOT project financed by the private sector Bank of Commerce and Development (libyaherald.com)
French committee to inspect Mitiga, Misrata and Benina airports with view to resuming flights: French Ambassador Beatrice du Hellen (libyaherald.com)
Egyptian Civil Aviation delegation visits Mitiga and Misrata airports – to visit Benghazi’s Benina airport next (libyaherald.com)
Afriqiyah resumes Misrata flights to Tunis and Sfax (libyaherald.com)
Afriqiyah to resume flights to Tunis after Ramadan (libyaherald.com)
Afriqiyah Airways announces start of Benghazi-Misrata flights – another step toward normalization (libyaherald.com)
Afriqiyah to resume flights to Alexandria and Khartoum in November (libyaherald.com)
First Afriqiyah commercial flight from Tripoli to Benghazi’s Benina airport materializes today (libyaherald.com)