Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 04:00 GMT
Schiphol airport, just outside Amsterdam, was forced to cancel 430 flights already by early afternoon and many others faced long delays. (Shutterstock/File)
Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab International Airport received on Feb 18, the first flight operated by Libyan Airlines after more than one year of hiatus due to a procedural issue.
The plane, coming from Benghazi’s Benina airport, breaks a hiatus that started in November for flights operated by Libyan Airlines to Egypt. Egypt, however, has received Libyan flights from Libya’s Afriqiah Airways.
The resumption comes on the same day as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received new Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh in Cairo.
The new Libyan Prime Minister expressed his honor to meet President Sisi, praising Egypt’s sincere and effective efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis during the past period and resulted in the convergence of views between conflicting Libyan parties and an end to the state of division.
He also appreciated Egypt's support for Libyan institutions in combating terrorism and extremist groups.
Dbeibeh voiced the Libyan government and people’s aspiration to establish a comprehensive partnership with Egypt to reproduce a successful development experience, especially with regard to restoring security and stability and launching the development and reform process.