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The Middle East is becoming reconnected as flights return to cities that were previously not serviced by airlines due to violent uprisings during the Arab Spring.

The Middle East’s biggest airline plans to restart flights to the Libyan capital, joining a growing number of carriers returning to Tripoli since the end of the country’s civil war.

Dubai-based airline Emirates said Monday it would resume Tripoli flights four times a week starting October 29. It stopped flying to Libya in February 2011 because of violence there during the uprising that eventually deposed Moammar Gadhafi.

Another UAE carrier, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, began flying to Tripoli earlier this year. Alitalia and British Airways are among the other carriers that have resumed Tripoli flights.

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