Libya resumes international flights starting with Turkey

Libyan airline companies resumed international flights on Sunday, restarting services to Turkey after a four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Libyan Wings Airlines conducted the first flight to Turkey after a three-month suspension, Anadolu said on Monday. It cited a statement by Misrata International Airport, which is located in the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)-controlled coastal town of Misrata.

Libya closed its land and air borders on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The country is split between the GNA and the opposition government in Tobruk, led by rebel General Khalifa Haftar, who is the de facto ruler of eastern Libya and head of the Libyan National Army.