The confirmation of the resumption of flights between Libya and Malta follows on from an announcement yesterday by the Official Libyan government Spokesperson, Mohamed Hamuda.
Hamuda had not specified which airliners would resume flights. However, yesterday’s announcement by Medavia and the lack of announcement by either Libyan Airlines or Air Malta confirms that the resumption of flights is limited to Medavia.
While it is a welcomed move, it will be a service open to a minority of Libyans. The cost of Medavia flights is relatively expensive for most average Libyans and tickets are charged in Euros.
Hence, in reality, it will be used mostly by diplomats, oil workers and Libya’s well-healed elite. But, nevertheless, in view of the E.U. flight embargo on Libya, it does represent the only direct flight from Libya onto E.U. territory.
(Source: libyaherald.com, 17-Sep-2021)