Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Tripoli

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Tripoli

TRIPOLI – Anatolia News Agency

Turkish Airlines (THY) flew 98 passengers to Tripoli yesterday, marking the first time an international passenger flight landed at Tripoli Airport after the Libyan war ended. The Tripoli Airport had just been reopened to international passenger traffic yesterday.

THY scheduled flights to land at Tripoli Airport every day of the week except Fridays as of Nov. 7. The U.N. Security Council had closed Tripoli Airport to air traffic under a March 18 resolution. The council ended all interventions and operations in Libya as of Oct. 31.

Protests began against the Gadhafi regime on Feb. 17 and turned into clashes that rapidly spread throughout Libya’s large cities. Clashes ended when the Libyan National Transition Council declared independence Oct. 23.

Last month THY announced that it had resumed flights to Libya’s second biggest city Benghazi.