Tobruk International Airport reported that after a hiatus of more than five years, it resumed its international cargo flights yesterday with the arrival of the first cargo flight from the United Arab Emirates.
The airport administration reported that the flight, a Boeing B737 from the Emirate of Sharjah, comes as part of its efforts to restore air freight traffic, including reducing the burden on merchants from different regions and cities of the country. It stressed that the airport is fully prepared to receive cargo flights on a regular basis.
A good sign?
The resumption of a flight of any type between eastern Libya and the UAE shows that on a business level things are improving in the peripheral city of Tobruk. It also indicates that Tobruk is being independent and not relying on other cities for its logistics.