By Sami Zaptia.
London, 16 September 2021:
Mohamed Hamuda, the Official Spokesperson for the Libyan government, announced today that flights between Libya and Malta will resume next Monday.
‘‘The culmination of the efforts of the National Unity Government (of Libyan) to reopen Libya’s airspace with the world, and following the signing of cooperation agreements between the Libyan and Maltese Ministries of Transportation during the Prime Minister’s visit last week.
Airlines will launch first flights linking Mitiga airport and Valletta airport next Monday, September 20, 2021.
This will reduce the suffering incurred by Libyan citizens from the burden of traveling to Europe and other countries of the world for treatment, study or work.
The efforts of the Government of National Unity will continue with the rest of the friendly countries to open their airspace to other air transport lines to serve the Libyan citizen.’’
However, other sources have pointed out that Hamuda’s statement was deliberately vague about which airliners would resume flights. Most Libyan sources have said the flights will be conducted by the chartered airliner Medavia rather than Libyan Airlines or Air Malta.
At the time of publication, the news had not been confirmed by the Maltese authorities.