By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 23 November 2015:
The strike at Tobruk and Labraq airports by ground staff over unpaid salaries for the past . . .[restrict]five months that began yesterday ended almost as soon as it started.
Flights in and out of both places were operating yesterday, Sunday, after deals were struck with staff. According to Tobruk airport assistant, director Abdelmawli Bukaish, both sides were satisfied with the agreement that reached.
It remains to be seen whether the agreement can be honoured. Ground staff at all Libya’s airports went on strike at the end of May in protest at unpaid salaries. In the event, the deal did not last long because a lack of funds.
Meanwhile in another development that will be good news for residents in the Sebha area, it has been announced that the number of commercial flights in and out of the military airbase at Tamenhint that is being used as the town’s airport at present is to increase.
Buraq Air is to run two weekly flights to Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, and one of them, on Fridays, will link up to a Buraq flight on to Tunis.
Additionally, Afriqiyah Airways, at present the only carrier serving Tamanhint with a weekly flight to Mitiga, is to double the number and to start two flights weekly to Labraq.
Libyan Airlines is also expected to announced flights between the Tamanhint and Mitiga. [/restrict]