Benghazi Airport closed "for security reasons"
The air space over Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, was suspended on Thursday evening for ‘security reasons’.
All flights to and from Benghazi have been suspended.
The city is where the US ambassador was killed this week when insurgents attacked the embassy after an internet film was purported to have offended religious sentiments.
The US Ambassador to Libya died after being attacked by militiamen who stormed the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi. The ambassador was said to be among four US officials killed in a protest over a US-produced film that is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
Air Malta flies twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday, to Benghazi apart from the daily service to Tripoli, the country’s capital.