Tag Archives | Aviation

Shorooq Handles 25,000 Flights in 2012

Libya’s state-owned Shorooq Handling and Ground Services has announced that it handled 24,921 flights in 2012, according to Tripoli Post. The Ministry of Transport said the figures referred only to Tripoli International Airport, although previous data reported from Shorooq appeared to cover all Libyan airports where it had operations. A partial breakdown of flights handled by […]

France Ready to Develop Libya’s Aviation Sector

The undersecretary with responsibility for Aviation and Air-Freight Affairs at Libya’s Transport Ministry, along with a group of Libyan businessmen, has held a meeting with the French ambassador to Libya and the economic adviser in the French Embassy in Tripoli. At the meeting and workshop, fifteen French aviation companies, presented their plans to develop the […]

Tobruk Airport Moves Towards International Status

A committee from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority has visited Tobruk airport to assess equipment and systems before it can be licensed as an international airport. The committee checked the facilities and reviewed safety equipment and procedures. Airport director Mohamed Manfour said that the airport’s facilities and capabilities were in no way inferior to those […]

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 […]

Turkish Cargo launches freighter flights to Libya

Turkish Airlines’ (THY) cargo services has launched scheduled freighter flights to  the Libyan airport Mitiga, 8 kms from Tripoli. The flights will commence twice-weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Depending on demand, the A310 Freighter, which offers a capacity of 36 tons or the A330-200 Freighter, which offers a capacity of 65 tons, will be delivering the cargo. […]

Air France in contract to repair Libyan jetliners

Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM has signed a contract with Libyan carriers Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines to repair aircraft damaged during the conflict to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, it said on Wednesday. Afriqiyah has reaffirmed a contract with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance – signed in 2008 and suspended for a year because of […]