The spokesman of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) Mohammed Hammouda said Thursday that Maltese airliner Medavia will carry out the first flight between Tripoli and Valletta on September 20.

Hammouda said on Facebook that this step came after efforts of the GNU to reopen Libyan airspace to world flights and signing of agreements between the Libyan and Maltese Ministries of Transportation when Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah visited Malta last week.

Hammouda said this step will alleviate the suffering of the Libyan people who travel to Europe and other international destinations for medical treatment, study and work, adding that the GNU efforts will continue with other countries to open their airspace for the best interest of Libyans.

Libya signed an agreement with Malta on September 09 after finishing the necessary protocols. A delegation from Medavia visited Tripoli few days ago and met with the Libyan Minister of Transportation in the presence of Maltese ambassador in Libya to get licenses of landing and taking off in Libyan airports.