By Houda Mzioudet.
Tunis, 27 February 2015:
The Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority (OACA) has dismissed as a “mere rumour” a report that there . . .[restrict]are soon to be direct flights between Tripoli’s Mitiga airport and Tunis.
It has also denied that any of its officials have visited Mitiga to inspect security there. Buraq Air said earlier this week that it was expecting to start a Tripoli-Tunis service.
A spokesman at the OACA told the Libya Herald that the Authority monitored the security of flights from Labraq airport to Tunis, but there was no prospect of flights from Tripoli.
Although pro-Libyan Dawn media carried reports on an OACA inspection, Mitiga Airport itself has carried no mention of such a visit on its Facebook page.
Tunis Air suspended flights to all Libyan airports in July 2014 following the destruction of Tripoli International Airport after it had been taken over by Libya Dawn forces. [/restrict]