Tripoli Airport to Reopen

LIBYA’S PROVISIONAL government has announced that it expects Tripoli International Airport to fully reopen by the end of November.  It has assumed responsibility for operating the gateway as part of its efforts to consolidate control over strategic infrastructure.  Italian national flag carrier, Alitalia, has agreed to restart flights to the gateway on November 2, according to interim Minister for Transport and Communications, Anwar Alfituri.  Other airlines to have expressed an interest in resuming services include: Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Midland International (bmi), EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian and Tunis Air.  Turkish Airlines has already restarted flights to Libya but currently uses a military airport in Tripoli.