UAE's Etihad suspends flights to Libyan capital

Abu Dhabi airline cites security reasons for halting flights to Tripoli
UAE's Etihad suspends flights to Libyan capital
Etihad Airways
By Reuters
Fri 01 Nov 2013 11:09 AM

Etihad Airways, a carrier based in the UAE, has suspended flights to Libya's capital for security reasons, the airline has said.

"Our assessment of the existing situation at Tripoli airport does not provide the level of assurance we require to ensure safe operation of our flights," the Abu Dhabi-based airline said in a statement.

It did not elaborate. Libya is facing anarchy as the government struggles to assert control of a country awash with arms and militias two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi to a popular uprising.

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