Tripoli air traffic controllers strike over pay: airport official

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 16, 2012 7:30 AM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Air traffic controllers at Tripoli airport in Libya are striking over pay, forcing the cancellation of some flights, an official at the airport said on Sunday.

"They are striking over pay and for technical reasons," Tripoli airport director Milad Maatouq said. The strike was also impacting flights into Benghazi which take directions from air traffic controllers in the capital.

(Reporting by Ali Shuaib and Marie-Louise Gumuchian)