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Libyan carriers banned from flying to EU

Libya's two main airlines - Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines - have been banned from flying to the European Union because of safety fears. The decision was announced yesterday alongside the publication of the European Commission (EC) latest list of air carriers subject to operating bans and other operational restrictions in the EU. The airlines […]

Lufthansa wings back to Libya capital

Leading German airline Lufthansa is set to restart its operations to the Libyan capital Tripoli on February 2 with three weekly non-stop flights from its hub in Frankfurt. Announcing the relaunch of its Libya operations, Lufthansa said based on the expected escalating demand, the carrier will eventually increase capacity in the future. The Tripoli-Frankfurt flights […]

French airline to start biweekly flights to Libya

French airline carrier Aigle Azur is to start biweekly passenger flights between Paris and the Libyan capital of Tripoli in March, the company's president Arezki Idjerouidene told Reuters on Sunday. "We have been working on opening this route since 2009," Idjerouidene said, adding that flights will start on March 27th. Aigle Anzur operates domestic flights […]

Royal Jordanian launches third Libyan route

Royal Jordanian will start operating flights to Misrata starting on Saturday, amid high demand from Libyan passengers for the country's medical tourism sector. RJ president/CEO Hussein Dabbas said that the company's decision to open a third route between Jordan and Libya was due to high demand from passengers. The airline currently operates flights to Tripoli […]

British Airways to resume flights to Libya

British Airways is to resume flights to Libya on May 1, despite the Foreign Office continuing to advise against non-essential travel to the country. The airline suspended its services to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, last February following the outbreak of civil war. Although hostilities officially ended in October, with NATO lifting its no-fly zone over […]

Qatar Airways to resume flights to Tripoli

Qatar Airways has announced it will resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli starting on February 2.  The airline, which had been flying to Tripoli for nine years, will reintroduce scheduled services between Doha and Tripoli after suspending operations last year due to the political situation.  The company said that initially the re-launched route will be served […]

Inaugurating Etihad Airways Flight Lands in Tripoli

The first flight carrying a high level delegation headed by the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Minister of State for foreign affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash and Etihad airways executives landed today in Tripoli. Later a convention was held where the dignitaries delivered several speeches emphasising on the new economic ties and the help that Etihad […]

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Alitalia and other airlines resume flying to Libya

Commercial aviation in war-torn Libya is slowly coming back to normal. Alitalia became the first European airline to resume flying to Libya, eight months after the Italian carrier suspended operations to the North African country that had been seized by a full-scale revolt and civil war for much of the year. Alitalia reopened its commercial […]