Airline Sends Technical Delegation to Libya

AIR MALTA is sending a technical delegation to Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya to assess the situation at those airports.  The airline says that its delegation will be meeting the “highest authorities” of these airports and carrying out audits to assert their operational conditions.
Air Malta says its team will include individuals from the airline’s commercial, security, ground services, flight operations and engineering sections.
The delegation’s visit follows a meeting held between Air Malta’s Chief Executive, Peter Davies, and the Libyan Provisional Government Transport Minister, Anwar El Feitori.  The meeting was held in Malta during the recent signing of the agreement between Libyan and NATO officials on the establishment of air corridors to be used for civil aircraft.
Air Malta says it is working closely with the Maltese Government and Libyan officials with a view to facilitate travel arrangements and restart flights as soon as possible.
Since it is likely that operations will begin with flights to Benghazi, Air Malta highlights the importance to have the visa issuance process from Benghazi organised saying that, “this is critical for the feasibility of this route”.