Dubai: Following months of disruptions amid the political turmoil in Libya, Royal Jordanian yesterday said it would shortly resume flights to the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.

"Royal Jordanian is expected to resume its flights to Benghazi by the end of this week and to Tripoli immediately after," the Amman-based carrier said in a statement.

Royal Jordanian, which suspended its operations to the two Libyan cities after turmoil erupted in Libya in February, used to operate five weekly flights to Tripoli and two weekly flights to Benghazi before the unrest.

The carrier's President and CEO, Hussain Dabbas, said in a statement that the airline will restart operations between Amman, and Tripoli and Benghazi once all the necessary approvals are obtained from the concerned authorities — "expected soon" — as well as when the Libyan airports' readiness to receive flights is ensured.

He added that initially the flights to Benghazi and Tripoli will be "frequent, probably daily", to accommodate the "strong demand" on travel between the two countries.