Libya's interim Government of National Unity (GNU) announced that the flights between Rome and Tripoli will resume on Saturday, September 30, at a rate of two flights per week, after a stoppage of about 10 years.
Italy and Libya reached an agreement to reopen direct flights in early July 2023, becoming the third EU member state to do so after Greece and Malta authorized flights to Libya.
On July 9, GNU Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba said the Italian government had informed him of its decision to lift its no-fly zone imposed on Libyan civil aviation a decade ago. He added at the time: "I thank Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and I appreciate the efforts of the transportation sector, the committee formed for this, and everyone who contributed to achieving this breakthrough to facilitate movement for our citizens."
On July 24, Italy's ITA Airways held a test flight from Rome to Tripoli with Dabaiba onboard.