1-Mar-2011 12:01 PM

Malta reports passenger influx due to Libya crisis

Malta International Airport stated (28-Feb-2011) it has seen an "extraordinary" number of aircraft movements due to the evolving situation in Libya. Since 21-Feb-2011, there have been 212 aircraft movements directly related to the situation in Libya, with 70 of these movements operated by commercial airlines, 92 movements operated by a number of military aircraft belonging to various Air Forces, and 50 movements operated by small private aircraft. The number of passengers arriving at the airport from Tripoli over the past seven days has been over 3,000. [more]