Royal Jordanian sends evacuation plane to Libya while Air Malta denied

Royal Jordanian sends evacuation plane to Libya while Air Malta denied

Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) has announced that it will send an A330 to Libya for passengers who wish to get away from the protests in the country. Hussein Dabbas, president and CEO of RJ confirmed that the airline will continue services to Tripoli this week although Benghazi’s airport closure has caused tha airline to cancel some flights. Meanwhile, Air Malta has been denied permission to evacuate workers on five extra charter flights.  According to TimesofMalta.com, Tripoli airport authorities have prevented an Air Malta flight from leaving the Libyan capital and other flights have been banned. Furthermore, Foreign Ministers in the EU have met to arrange an evacuation plan of all European nationals. Britain’s FCO has advised against all but essential travel to Libya and encouraged EU citizens to travel home if they have no ‘pressing need to remain in the country’.

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