EgyptAir to Resume Flights to Libya this Month

Published July 3rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Egypt's national airline EgyptAir will resume flights to Libya at the end of this month after an eight-year break, a company official said Sunday. 

The two countries "intervened politically" to allow the resumption of flights, initially scheduled for April 1999, the EgyptAir official said. 

"This delay of more than a year was due to technical and commercial obstacles," he told reporters, adding that the three weekly return flights from Cairo will resume in the last 10 days of July. 

There will be two flights to Tripoli and one to Benghazi, and an EgyptAir team will head to Libya in the coming days to make the final preparations, the official said. 

An international air embargo imposed on Libya in April 1992 was suspended last year after the handover of two Libyans suspected of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people - CAIRO (AFP) 


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