Turkish Airlines prepares to fly to Libya again

Turkish Airlines halted its Tripoli and Benghazi flights due to uprising against Muammar al-Qadhafi administration.

Turkish Airlines prepares to fly to Libya again

Turkey's national flag carrier is planning to resume flights to Libya in October.

Turkish Airlines (THY) halted its Tripoli and Benghazi flights due to uprising against Muammar al-Qadhafi administration. It is planning to resume flights to Libya in October.

"We are getting prepared to resume our flights on October 10," Ibrahim Aslan, head of THY's Benghazi office, told AA correspondent.

Aslan said THY did not close its office in Benghazi during the unrest, and it was selling tickets for people who would travel via Egypt and Tunisia.

THY director said the company could launch flights earlier than scheduled if it could get necessary flight permit.

Aslan said Turks were ready to return to Libya and were expecting flights to be launched, adding that Libyan civil aviation authority had allowed two THY flights a day.

Moreover, Turkish citizens who used to work in Benghazi before the unrest in the country started to return to this city via Egypt.

A Turk running a restaurant in Benghazi, Cahit Alici told AA correspondent that he had to leave Libya, where he had been living since 1992, in March due to the incidents.

Alici said he had returned to Benghazi together with his family after five months and re-opened his restaurant.

Cahit Alici said things had started to normalize in Benghazi, adding that many Turkish citizens were planning to return to Libya at the end of September.

AA

Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2011, 12:36
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