Passengers get off a plane at the M'etiga international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, on Jan. 20, 2018. The international airport of M'etiga in the Libyan capital Tripoli was reopened Saturday after five days of closure due to heavy clashes, according to the Libyan Airlines. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
TRIPOLI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The international airport of M'etiga in the Libyan capital Tripoli was reopened Saturday after five days of closure due to heavy clashes, according to the Libyan Airlines.
The airline's official spokesman, Mohammed Qnewa, told Xinhua that the airport received on Saturday morning flights from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the company is also preparing three flights to Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
"The conditions inside the airport are going well, and the company is not facing any security or technical problems in the management of flights," Qnewa said.
Security services closed M'etiga international airport in Tripoli on Monday, following a heavy attack by an armed group on the airport, killing 21 people and injuring 69 others, including civilians.
International flights to and from Libya M'etiga airport were transferred to Misurata International Airport, some 200 east of Tripoli.
The UN-backed government issued a statement condemning the attack, "which threatened the lives of travelers, nearby residents and the safety of air traffic."