By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 20 June 2017:
The first regular flight ferrying Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO)workers from Benina airport to the Messla oil field took off today, as Benghazi’s repaired and re-equipped airport cranks up its services.
Until now Benina has mainly seen the departure of Umrah flights to Saudi Arabia.
AGOCO’s chairman Mohamed Ben Shatwan went to Benina with some of his managers to see off the Boeing 737. This is the first time in three years that the company has been able to use the airport.
Earlier this month AGOCO announced it was returning to Benina for personnel movements. Today the company said it would be running three regular flights a week.
The Civil Aviation Authority has yet to sign off on the resumption of scheduled passenger flights but Benina is already handling air ambulance, VIP and cargo movements, which include the delivery of humanitarian aid.