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Tunisia Bans Libyan Carriers From Tunis Carthage International Airport

Tunisian authorities have banned all Libyan carriers from serving Tunis Carthage International Airport following last month’s bombing of a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards which killed twelve and injured twenty others. Terrorists linked to Islamic State later claimed responsibility.

Tunis–Carthage Airport is the international airport serving Tunis in Tunisia. The airport is named for the historic city of Carthage, located just east of the airport. Photo Credit: tunis-airport.com
Tunis–Carthage Airport is the international airport serving Tunis in Tunisia. The airport is named for the historic city of Carthage, located just east of the airport.
Photo Credit: tunis-airport.com

As it stands, Libyan Wings (YL, Tripoli Mitiga), Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int’l), Afriqiyah Airways (8U,Tripoli Int’l), and Air Libya (7Q, Tripoli Mitiga) flights have been diverted to Sfax with effect from December 5 to 31 of this year.

Tunisia claims the attackers are being trained and equipped by militants based in Libya.

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