ITA Airways lands in Libya 10 years later

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Ten years after the suspension of air links between Italy And Libyathe airline company ITA Airways operated a charter flight there on Monday between Rome And Tripoli – which could become a regular service at the start of the school year.

Operated on July 24, 2023 by the Italian flag carrier by Airbus A320 (EI-DSW), flight AZ8904 between its base in Rome-Fiumicino and the airport of Tripoli-Mitiga was a charter bringing back to Libya a summit on migrants held the day before in the Italian capital. The Prime Minister of the Benghazi-based faction, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah (an ally of Georgina Meloni), said that the flight would lead to the reopening of the airspaces of the two countries, closed since the fall and death of Colonel Gaddafi.

On July 9, Italy gave the green light in principle to the resumption of regular services between the two countries. The Libyan minister said after his arrival that his government would try to resume flights between Rome and the city of Benghaziafter announcing at the summit on Sunday that “Libyans will be able to book direct flights to Italy in September”.

In Rome, the Prime Minister’s office hailed the ITA flight as “another tangible sign of the direction that the Italian government wants to impart in its relations with Libya and in its relations with the states of the wider Mediterranean region”.

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