Air Malta has confirmed that flight KM3750 to Tripoli operated normally and left Malta at 1327 hours local time on Thursday. Flight KM3751 left Tripoli International Airport on Thursday at 1842 hours Libya time and expected in Malta around 1835 hours Malta time. The flight back to Malta was delayed due to the heavy congestion at Tripoli Airport.
Around 40 Britons and three Maltese have also been repatriated from Libya on a Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Thirteen Maltese workers in the eastern parts of Libya are also expected to leave Libya soon on a Chinese ship and a British frigate.
More Libya headed traffic is also having to land in Malta due to congestion at Tripoli International Airport. Planes due to land there are being turned away. They then head to Malta which could also end up congested. Several airlines, including Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa have also temporarily suspended regular flights to Tripoli.
Meanwhile, the European Union is seeking naval back-up in a bid to rescue up to 6,000 Europeans trapped in Libya.
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