Libyan Airlines has said it had hired a plane from Tunisia to return passengers stranded in Amman, Jordan.

The company's spokesman, Mohamed Qaniwa explained that the hiring of the plane was because of the suspension of Libyan Airlines flights to Amman and Alexandria after the decision by the parallel government in the east to oblige all aircraft crossing the skies of the eastern region to land in Benina Airport in Benghazi.

The first flight has already taken off from Monastir International Airport to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, in order to return the stranded travelers, while an additional flight would be scheduled from Tunisia to Misurata to bring them home, according to the Libyan Airlines.