BEIRUT: A group of independent political activists have announced they will conduct a round-trip flight between the Rafik Hariri International Airport and the Qleiaat airport in Akkar Friday, to pressure the government to open the facility.
“The issue [of opening the airport] requires only a bold political decision. Renovating the airport doesn’t require huge funds,” activist Karim Rifai told a news conference to announce the initiative, which was attended by March 14 official Tony Nehmeh.
Security near Beirut airport returned to the spotlight after two Turkish pilots were kidnapped near the facility last week.
Separately, two people were killed in a brawl between two families in Akkar, the National News Agency reported.
The NNA said a long-standing dispute erupted into a fistfight, followed by an exchange of gunfire, leading to the deaths of Fayyad and Anwar Ali.