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Railway Still Seeking Middle East Projects

Russian Railways is seeking to enter into new projects in the Middle East, despite the losses it has faced in restive Libya, Vladimir Yakunin, chief executive of the state-run monopoly, said Saturday. “We are seeking the possibility to penetrate into the international market of infrastructure construction. … Our first attempt in Libya seemed to be not very exciting … but we continue this policy,” he said. Yakunin, […]

Royal Jordanian to resume operations to Tripoli

Royal Jordanian will resume its regular direct operations from Amman to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, starting November 24, 2011. The airline has five flights a week to Tripoli. RJ President/CEO Hussein Dabbas said that the company’s decision to restart operating flights to Tripoli comes two months after its resumption of flights to Benghazi, which started […]

Royal Air Maroc to resume flights to Libya

Royal Air Maroc to resume flights to Libya on 21 November – The Moroccan airline, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), on Thursday said it would, from 21 November, resume its flights to Libya from Casablanca, following the reopening of the Tripoli international airport. The Moroccan airline said it would resume flights to Libya from the Mohamed […]

Qatar Airways launches Benghazi flights

Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to the Libyan port city of Benghazi in North Africa. Operating four-times-a-week from Doha, Libya’s second largest city is a leading economic centre, ideally located on the Mediterranean for trade and export. Benghazi, together with the Ugandan city of Entebbe, are the airline’s latest African destinations launched within the […]

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 […]

EgyptAir resumes flights to Benghazi on 5 November

EgyptAir will resume flights from Cairo to Benghazi on 5 November following a gap of seven months caused by Libya’s civil war, the chairman of the national carrier’s holding company said on Thursday. Chairman Masoud Al Hussein said the airline will provide four services a week — on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday — from […]

Qatar Airways will fly to Benghazi

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 […]