Bulgarian Plane Helps Libyan Refugees Flee to Egypt

Politics » DIPLOMACY | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 10:12
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Plane Helps Libyan Refugees Flee to Egypt File photo

The Bulgarian plane that has left for the Libyan-Tunisian border has already executed one flight from Tunisia to Egypt, to transport people fleeing from violence-flooded Libya.

Tens of thousands of people, many of them of Egyptian origin or Egyptian citizens, have fled the western part of Libya to neighboring Tunisia.

Bulgaria had promised to send a plane of flag carrier Bulgaria Air as part of an EU humanitarian action to help people resettle.

The plane, an Airbus 319 with 140 seats, is serving the route from the isle of Djerba in Tunisia to Egyptian capital Cairo.

It is expected to carry out three more flights Sunday.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Diplomacy » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: crisis, egyptians, Tunisia, Egypt, Bulgaria Air, Nikolay Mladenov, Boyko Borisov, mission, humanitarian, Tunisia, Libya, airbus
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria