Qatar Airways will fly four-times-a-week non-stop to Libya's second largest city of Benghazi starting November 1, taking the number of destination launches by the airline to 15 during 2011.
As part of the airline's aggressive route expansion strategy to fly to diverse cities, Benghazi is yet another destination which is under-served and will benefit from new international flights. Benghazi, Libya's north eastern Mediterranean port city and major economic centre, is a key destination for trade and exports. Qatar Airways has a well established presence in Libya, having initially operated services to the capital Tripoli eight years ago. Flights to Tripoli are currently suspended due to the political situation, but are expected to resume soon.
(Source: The Peninsula)