Libya Flight Restrictions Lifted

 - December 14, 2007, 10:15 AM

Effective last month, the FAA lifted its long-time prohibition against most flight operations to and from Libya, as well as overflight restrictions. These limitations have been in effect in varying degrees since 1986 as part of U.S. sanctions against Libya after it was blamed for the bombing of a Berlin disco that killed two U.S. servicemen and wounded 79 Americans. The U.S. recently lifted the sanctions after determining the North African nation had met all requirements for eliminating its programs for weapons of mass destruction and released the second of three payments Libya agreed to provide to the families of the victims of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland.