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Afriqiyah Airlines Buys 4 More Airbus A350s

Afriqiyah Airways has increased its aircraft fleet of Airbus A350 XWB with a new firm order for four A350-900s. The carrier has also converted its original order for six A350-800s into six of the larger A350-900 model. This brings Afriqiyah’s total A350 XWBs on order to ten A350-900s. Afriqiyah’s A350 XWBs will seat 314 passengers, offering […]

Afriqiyah, Libyan Airlines Merger to take “at Least 18 Months”

Libyan Airlines CEO Khaled Taynaz says the company will focus on restoring its pre-conflict route network and completing its long-awaited merger with Afriqiyah. In an interview with Arabian Aerospace, he said connections with Turkey and East Asia must be developed first, facilitating an influx of foreign labour to help re-build the war-torn country, after which […]

Afriqiyah Airways Doubles Orders for Airbus

Airbus said on Tuesday that Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways has converted an order for three Airbus A321 narrow-bodied passenger jets into orders for twin-aisle, larger-capacity A330-200 aircraft. According to a report from Dow Jones, the conversion doubles the value of Afriqiyah’s three-plane Airbus order to $625.8 million, based on list prices. (Source: Dow Jones) (Picture: Afriqiyah […]

Libya leases jumbos to transport Umrah pilgrims

 Two aircraft, each with a capacity of 500 passengers, are being leased by Afriqiyah Aviation Holding Company to meet the surge in demand from Libyan pilgrims wanting to perform Umrah during Ramadan. Afriqiyah Aviation is the parent company of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways. Both are scheduled to be merged shortly. According to the undersecretary […]

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 […]