The first flight between Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos) International Airport and Benghazi’s Benina Airport is scheduled to take place on 2 March, Greece’s Consul, Stavros Venizelos, confirmed to Libyan press.
The confirmation comes after the Greek Consulate in Benghazi had announced earlier that Marathon Airlines conducted its first trial flight from Athens to Benghazi on 29 January.
Marathon Airlines is planning two flights per week using its Embraer 175 planes with a capacity of 88 seats.
Venizelos also confirmed that the Athens flight will be the first international flight to and from Benghazi’s Benina airport to use the new Berniq Terminal. He also hoped that the flights would help to some degree with limited cargo shipments within the capacity of the aircraft.