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Lufthansa And Austrian Airlines Halt Libya Flights Indefinitely

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April 07, 2014 AT 10:44 AM
A Lufthansa spokesman said on Monday, the German airline Lufthansa and its subsidiary Austrian Airlines have halted flights to Libya indefinitely after a bomb exploded at Tripoli's international airport two weeks ago. A spokeswoman for Italy's Alitalia said the airline had suspended its flights until April 15, after which the situation would be reviewed. Libyan carriers are banned from flying to the European Union for security reasons. They have to rent a plane and crew from an airline allowed to fly into the region. Libya's government seems unable to control militias who helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and have recently seized government facilities at will to make financial and political demands.