By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 1 December 2014:
Egyptian aviation officials have rejected flights from both Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways in the . . .[restrict]past two days, apparently because they originated from Mitiga Airport.
A Libyan Airlines flight travelling from Mitiga to Alexandria via Tobruk was cancelled. The Afriqiyah flight, traveling from Mitiga to Alexandria via Labraq, was diverted back to Mitiga.
The Egyptian government imposed a blanket ban on all flights to and from airports within Libya Dawn-controlled parts of the country, including Mitiga and Misrata airports. Egyptian officials turned back another plane originating from Mitiga last week.
It appears that both Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways attempted to get around that by having the flights land in intermediary airports—Tobruk or Labraq—on their way to Alexandria.
Libyan Airlines has announced the cancellation of its Mitiga-Alexandria flights until further notice. [/restrict]