Big new Libyan deal with Airbus
The European aircraft maker Airbus has confirmed
that Libya is to buy up to twenty-four aircraft in a
deal estimated to be worth several billion dollars.
A spokesman for the company said today that no decision
had been taken yet on the type of aircraft the Libyans
would acquire, or when the deal would be finalised.
Libyan officials said the Libyan national airline would resume international
operations with flights to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
International sanctions against Libya were lifted in April
after it handed over two Libyans suspected of involvement
in the 1988 bombing of an American airliner over Scotland.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service