17 July 2014

Libya: Air Traffic Increases in Djerba/Zarzis Airport After Closure of Tripoli's

Medenine, — Air traffic in Djerba/Zarzis international airport is growing, with 205 flights during the last three days, against 179, for the same period of last week, registering an increase of 16.8 pc, according to an official source of the airport. This rise is due to the affluence of several passengers from Libya, by crossing the Ras Jedir border post, after the closure of Tripoli international airport, following the clashes the latest days.

Several foreigners, diplomatic representatives, United Nations executives, and workers in various companies, especially oil, joined the Djerba/Zarzis airport, either to regain their countries directly or vie Tunis/Carthage international airport.

Besides, the members of the diplomatic representatives continue to arrive on the border crossing point to leave Libya because of the security condition, while the crossing of the Libyans continue slowly, to increase in some periods of the night.

In turn, the pace of the Tunisians return from Libya is slow, according to TAP news agency correspondent in Médenine, pending the establishment of a consular services to open, shortly, in Ras Jedir border post.

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