Tripoli Mitiga Airport reopened on January 13, having been closed for more than a week, according to the Tripoli-based Libya Herald and the news agency AFP.

The Ministry of Transport, aligned to the internationally recognised Libyan government, announced the reopening following a new truce that came into force at midnight on January 12 after nine months of fighting for control of the country's capital.

The airport had closed, reopened, and then closed again last week after the vicinity suffered more incoming missiles attributed to the forces of Khalifa Haftar. Before that, it was shut down for three months between September and December 2019. Tripoli Int'l, meanwhile, has been closed since it was bombed in April 2019.

Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Mitiga), the national carrier, confirmed that flights had resumed to and from Mitiga.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows that since January 13, three Libyan Airlines aircraft have not been diverted to Misurata, as had been the case in the preceding days, and instead landed in Tripoli. The carrier's two active A320-200s, 5A-LAP (msn 5405) and 5A-LAQ (msn 5494), departed Mitiga to Istanbul New and Tunis, respectively, while its single active A330-200 5A-LAT (msn 1505) landed there from Istanbul.

However, the truce brokered in Moscow by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin remains fragile. Haftar was reported to have left the Russian capital abruptly in the early hours of January 14 without signing the ceasefire agreement, leaving uncertainty hanging over its future.