Tunisia Security Update Alert:
Incident: Tunisair (TU, Tunis) has suspended all operations until further notice.
Date: 9 March 2017
Type of Incident: Travel
Risk Level: LOW
Source: CH Aviation
Tunisair (TU, Tunis) has suspended all operations until further notice. A statement issued to the AFP news agency says the move comes amid growing “tensions” between the airline’s pilot corps and technicians which culminated in physical clashes at Tunis Carthage International Airport on the morning of Thursday, March 9.
Tunisair added that it had suspended all flights “in order to preserve the safety of its fleet”.
“Due to new tensions between two Tunisair trade unions and the altercation this morning at Tunis-Carthage, the company has decided to stop all flights until further notice,” it said.
2017 Security Analysis for Tunisia
Tunisian tourism represents 7 percent of GDP and employs 400,000 people.
The Security situation in Tunisia has improved and the tourism numbers reflects it:
Some 231,336 tourist entries were recorded in January 2017, up 10.5% compared to the same month in 2016, as the early signs of a recovery in the number of European tourists to Tunisia, in particular French and Britons emerge, according to the latest statistics of the Tunisian National Tourist Office (ONTT).
Even with the “improved security”… Expats and Travelers need to stay aware of the security situation and remain security conscious.
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