Italy and Libya have resumed commercial flights after a decade-long break, marking a positive step towards enhancing relations and economic ties.
In September Medsky Airways marked a significant milestone as flight MT522 departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, bound for Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.
This historic flight not only rekindled the air link between Libya and Italy but also paved the way for more regular connections between the two capitals.
Mitiga International Airport has unveiled plans to establish scheduled round-trip flights, ensuring travelers can journey between Libya and Italy conveniently on both Saturdays and Wednesdays.
In July, Italy lifted its ten-year ban on civil aviation in Libya, allowing one airline from each country to operate flights connecting its capitals. The renewed air link is expected to stimulate economic activity, strengthen diplomatic ties, and provide a crucial connection for citizens and businesses.
The resumption of these flights has been met with enthusiasm on both sides, with Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah celebrating this milestone as a sign of growing cooperation between the two nations.