Bulgarian Plane Helps Libyan Refugees Flee to Egypt

Diplomacy | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 10:12|  views

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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.

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