Air Malta says that flights between the Mediterranean island and the Libyan city of Benghazi have been canceled following what the British government described as a "specific and imminent" threat to its citizens there.
The airline said in a statement posted to its website that two flights scheduled for Thursday had been canceled and that passengers would be rerouted to Tripoli. Air Malta said Thursday that its next flight to Benghazi is scheduled for Tuesday, adding that "the airline will review the situation on an ongoing basis."
Air Malta said its flights to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, were unaffected. An after-hours call seeking further details from the airline was not immediately returned.