By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 28 October 2015:
Air traffic controllers said today that concern for the travelling public has caused them to postpone their . . .[restrict]indefinite strike due to start on Sunday.
The 1 November action was to be the latest stage in the controllers’ bid to have their employment switched from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority to Afriqiyah Aviation Holdings, where they would enjoy higher pay and better benefits, including health insurance.
Technically the strike would have stopped all flights in Libya. It would almost certainly have forced Tunis Air to suspend the service to Mitiga that it resumed only last week. However given the limited number of aircraft movements in the country’s airspace, one aviation expert told the Libya Herald that he thought that some Libyan airlines might still seek to operate.
“But technically Libyan airspace would be on complete shutdown. There are no international overflights anyway”. [/restrict]