Libya stops flights to Europe after foreign partner pulls out

February 5, 2015 3:34 PM

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Libya stops flights to Europe after foreign partner pulls out

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's only commercial flight link to mainland Europe was severed on Thursday when the state carrier said its foreign partner had pulled out of the country after a deadly attack last week on a Tripoli hotel.

The carrier, Afriqiyah, had only just restarted the route to Duesseldorf in Germany last month. The Georgia-based company that provided the planes and crews had decided to quit Libya for security reasons, Afriqiyah said in a statement.

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