Eurocontrol: Libya shuts airspace to all traffic

By REUTERS
March 18, 2011 10:27

 
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BRUSSELS - Libya closed its air space to all traffic on Friday, according to European air traffic control organization Eurocontrol, a move that may anticipate the UN's imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya.

Eurocontrol said it had received information from Malta that Tripoli air traffic control had put out a notice saying it was not accepting any aircraft into Libyan airspace "until further notice".

"That is the only information we have at this time," said a spokeswoman for Eurocontrol. "It is information passed onto us from Maltese authorities."

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