By Houda Mzioudet.
Tunis, 25 April 2015:
Tunisia has decided to allow flights to resume to Libya, according to the pro-HoR, Beida-based offices . . .[restrict]of the Libyan news agency LANA. It says that the Tunisian civil aviation authorities decided to permit flights between Tunisia and Mitiga, Misrata, Labrak and Tobruk airports to operate again following a visit to the airports by Tunisian inspectors last week.
However, in Tunis, it is reported that, following the visit and then a meeting this week between Tunisian Transport Minister Mahmoud Ben Romdhane and the inspectors, flights will resume once international standards are met. The implication was that standards were not yet fully acceptable.
Separately, it has also been reported that when flights to Libya do resume, Tunisair intends to start flying from Tunis to Tobruk, seat of the House of Representatives.
However, clarifying the situation, Ghassen Aouij, a Tunis Air sales manager told the Libya Herald that flights to Libya would resume but “only when Libyan airports are ready to receive Tunisair aircraft”.
That would depend on the the final report of audit inspection that is still being drafted by the inspection team that visited Libyan airports last week. Tunisair was a member of the team.
“No date has been decided of the resumption of flights”, Aouij explained.