Tripoli, 19 November 2013:
Tunisair has dropped one of its four daily flights between Tunis and Tripoli until the security situation in . . .[restrict]Libya improves.
“We have cancelled our last flight of the day to Tripoli, which lands at 10pm, because of the current security situation,” spokesperson for Tunisair in Tripoli, Jalal Orari, told the Libya Herald. “The last flight will now land at 8.30pm and will fly straight back to Tunis.”
The changes would not affect passengers, Orari said, because the three remaining flights would offer the same capacity. The decision, he said, had been taken by the Tunisair headquarters and was effective immediately.
Yesterday Lufthansa and its subsidiary Austrian Airlines announced that they were suspending all Libya flights until 25 November.
Other airlines, however, including Alitalia and Air Malta are flying to Libya as normal. “All flights are running as usual and there are no changes or cancellations,” an Air Malta representative confirmed to the Libya Herald.
“All Alitalia flights are going ahead as scheduled,” Alitalia’s country representative Maurizio Lo Piccolo told the Libya Herald. “We will continue to operate normally if nothing changes.” [/restrict]