By Tom Westcott.
Tripoli, 26 March 2014:
Alitalia is the latest international airline to cancel flights to Tripoli.
“We decided to cancel flights yesterday . . .[restrict]because of security issues at the airport,” an Alitalia employee told the Libya Herald. “We plan to restart flights on 31 March.”
The Italian airline said that passengers affected by the cancellations could either rebook on flights after 31 March or could get their tickets refunded.
Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines also cancelled flights until the 31 March, following two security incidents at the airport on Friday and Sunday.
British Airways confirmed today that it has suspended flights until 27 March. “In effect, this means the next flight due to operate would be outbound on 30 March,” a spokesperson for BA said. [/restrict]