British Airways plans to continue flights to the Libyan capital of Tripoli this spring, while Qatar Airways will resume flights even sooner, both airlines announced Monday. Flights were suspended in February 2011 as a result of the country’s civil war.
Libyan authorities have reportedly closed civilian airports, including Tripoli International Airport, after the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to impose a no-fly zone on Libya.
A British charter flight on Wednesday afternoon left for the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate hundreds of British nationals, the UK Foreign Office said.
The Dutch Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said it sent a KC-10 Extender to the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate its nationals and put a frigate on stand-by.