Tag Archives | Afriqiyah Airways

Benghazi Airport Reopens

By John Lee. Benghazi's Benina International Airport has reopened to commercial flights, just days after the defeat of terrorist groups in the city. The airport closed three years ago due to fighting, forcing travelers to use Labraq airport, a four-hour drive to the east of Benghazi. The first outbound flights were to Tripoli, Kufra and the Jordanian […]

Afriqiyah Wet-Leases Turboprop from Medavia

By John Lee. Afriqiyah Airways is reportedly wet-leasing a Dash 8-100 from Malta's Medavia to run its scheduled charter flights between Libya with Malta. According to ch-aviation, two weekly flights from Misurata started on February 5th,  followed by a twice-weekly service from Brack on February 9th. An existing Malta-Tripoli Mitiga return service currently operates three […]

Afriqiyah Airways Flight Hijacked, Diverted to Malta

JGO Libya Security Incident Alert UPDATE: The hijackers of Libyan Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U 209 surrendered in Malta. All passengers and crew are safe. Libyan Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U 209 was hijacked and diverted to Malta midday 23nd Dec 2016 with 118 passengers on board. The aircraft isolated at Malta International Airport at this time. […]

Afriqiyah Airways buys into Tunisian Aviation Training Company

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Afriqiyah Airways has bought 20 percent of the Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT) from two Tunisian banks. The deal was signed by Abubaker Elfortia, the airline’s chairman, and Chokri Zarrad, the CEO of Nouvelair, one of ATCT's existing stakeholders. who signed on behalf of the other shareholders: […]

Afriqiyah Airways Resumes Flights to Monastir

By John Lee. Afriqiyah Airways resumed its flights from Tripoli's Mitiga airport to Habib Bourguiba International Airport in Monastir, Tunisia. It has scheduled 4 flights per week to Monastir: on Monday and on Friday from the Beida Al Abraq International Airport, and on Thursday and Sunday from Mitiga. According to a report from allAfrica, Buraq […]

French Court Case over Gaddafi's Jet

A luxury jet used by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's has become the subject of a court battle between a creditor and a Libyan Kuwaiti government agency. According to a report from MidiLibre/Scoop, the Airbus A340, now stationed in Perpignan, France, was repaired by a subcontractor of Air France, the company EAS Services in Perpignan, […]

Afriqiyah Airways Suspends European Operations

Afriqiyah Airways has suspended its services to Europe, just a week after announcing that it was resuming them. The suspension follows a decision by UAE-based AeroVista, which had wet-leased two jets to the Libyans for use on flights to Europe, to quit the country for security reasons. ch-aviation reports that Air Libya also had a […]

Commercial Flights to Europe Resume

Reuters reports that commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe have resumed after a gap of more than six months follow an attack by Libya Dawn on Tripoli airport. On Saturday, Libyan state carrier Afriqiyah Airways flew between Tripoli's Matiga airport and Duesseldorf in Germany; the airline also plans to fly to Rome in the […]