By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 17 October 2014:
Turkish Airlines is to resume flights to Libya in ten days time, after suspending them . . .[restrict]in July.
It is starting daily flights from Istanbul to Misrata from 26 October. The service (TK 645) will depart from Istanbul at 11.05am arriving in Misrata at 2.05pm with the return flight (TK646) to Istanbul leaving at 3.05pm and arriving at 5.50pm.
At one point Turkish Airlines had been flying to Tripoli and Benghazi as well as Misrata. The carrier, which had been major player in Libyan airfreight, re-started chartered cargo flights last month, the first of which arrived on 18 September.
Earlier this month a spokesman told the Libya Herald “There is no new development on our passenger flights to Libya”.
In August it said that, although Misrata airport was “available” for flights, it was unable to fly there “due to operational risk and insurance”. When it cancelled all services to Libya, the airline announced that it would not resume them until it was safe to do so.