Tripoli, 28 May 2014:
Benghazi’s Benina Airport will remain closed until at least 1 June, due to ongoing security concerns in the . . .[restrict]eastern city.
“We have extended the closure for security reasons and to make sure everything is in place before restarting flights,” Head of Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) Captain Nassredin Shaebelain told the Libya Herald.
The LYCAA would make a decision about reopening the airport at the end of the month, he said. The fluid security situation meant that decisions were often having to be made day by day, Shaebelain added.
Benina Airport was closed after the launch of General Khalifa Hifter’s Operation Dignity in Benghazi. The closure was extended after a missile attack on Saturday damaged a generator close to the runway.
Beida’s Labraq Airport is being used by several carriers affected by the closure of Benina. [/restrict]