The Tripoli based GNA authorities at Misrata airport seized a Libyan Airlines craft that was operating from LNA-held Benghazi's Benina airport. The plane flew into the main airport near Tripoli for maintenance. According to the airline's Benghazi spokesperson, this was the only Libyan Airlines plane operating out of eastern Benghazi. The seizure, he noted, is causing serious disruption as the plane operates three international flights daily from Benghazi.
The airplane was stopped by GNA authorities after the maintenance issues were concluded. An LNA spokesman warned that the craft must be returned or it could lead to "escalatory measures in their airspace".