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Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]

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 […]

US Court Lifts Trump Travel Ban – Full Video of Court Proceedings

By John Lee. A US Federal Court has has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Judge James L Robart (pictured) ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, and it has been lifted with immediate effect. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer described […]

Libya near Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Libya has been rated joint-eleventh-from-the-bottom of the list in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while […]

Italian firm to Rebuild Tripoli International Airport

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the GNA’s Transport Minister-designate, Milad Matoog, confirmed that an Italian company will commence work on rebuilding the destroyed Tripoli International Airport (TIA) early in 2017. Addressing a forum on the Libyan transport sector organized by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company — which owns both Libyan Airlines and […]

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. […]

First Tanker Ships Oil from Es Sider

The first tanker has reportedly moored at the Es Sider (Sidra) terminal since it was attacked two years ago by Libya Dawn forces, and several of its oil storage tanks set on fire. According to Libya Herald, the tanker is the Maltese-registered SeaMusic, managed by the Thenamaris group, which is said to be heading for […]

Dutch Firm to Supply Airport Management Systems in Libya

The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) has reportedly signed a contract with Dutch firm Travsys Software Solutions to provide services to all of Libya’s airports. According to a report from Libya Herald, the contract entails “the supply of passenger handling applications, departure control systems for optimal passenger management flow, web based reservation systems and airline connectivity […]