Flights to Libyan capital cancelled

18 March 2011 09:19

Flights to Tripoli have been axed by BA and bmi amid growing unrest in the Libyan capital

Flights to Tripoli have been axed by BA and bmi amid growing unrest in the Libyan capital

Flights to Tripoli have been axed by two UK airlines amid growing unrest in the Libyan capital.

British Airways and bmi cancelled return flights to Tripoli where violent clashes and protests have been taking place as Colonel Gaddafi's grip on Libya weakens.

Both operators said they were monitoring events in the region and would keep passengers updated about future services to the troubled country.

The uprisings in Libya as well as recent troubles in Tunisia and Egypt show the importance of booking comprehensive travel insurance cover when flying out to such countries.

British Airways said on its website that passengers whose flights have been cancelled had a number of options available to them.

They could rearrange when they travel to a later date up to March 31, cancel the booking and be given a refund (for bookings up to 27 February only), or use the value of the ticket towards the purchase of a new ticket to any other destination.

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