By Tom Westcott.
Tripoli, 22 March 2014:
Flights operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airways to and from Tripoli International Airport will be suspended . . .[restrict]until at least Tuesday, a Lufthansa spokesperson has said.
Flights over the weekend were cancelled after an missile attack on Friday damaged the runway at Tripoli International Airport.
“We will wait until Monday and then take a decision when we will take up flights again,” the spokesperson told the Libya Herald.
Austrian said due to “the confusing situation” at Tripoli airport, it had cancelled its Sunday and Monday flights.
Most airlines recommenced flights either yesterday or today, although British Airways has suspended flights until Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tranport has said that repairs to the main east-west runway are being carried out and that it would be back in service later today. [/restrict]