Mitiga operational after air strike

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Airspace re-opened at the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, Mitiga, after it was halted following an air strike, according to a post on the airport authority’s Facebook page.

The airport authority said carrier companies would shortly receive passengers to complete the rest of rescheduled flights.



An airplane coming from Egypt’s Alexandria airport to Mitiga was redirected earlier Thursday to Misrata international airport, which serves Libya’s coastal city Misrata, after Mitiga’s airspace shut down, according to the authority’s Facebook page.