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Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief Hostage

The chairman of Libyan Airlines, Fathi Al-Shatti, was reportedly seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport. African Aerospace quotes sources at Mitiga Airport as saying that Al-Shatti was kidnapped after he […]

Benghazi Airport Reopens

By John Lee. Benghazi’s Benina International Airport has reopened to commercial flights, just days after the defeat of terrorist groups in the city. The airport closed three years ago due to fighting, forcing travelers to use Labraq airport, a four-hour drive to the east of Benghazi. The first outbound flights were to Tripoli, Kufra and the Jordanian […]

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 […]

Libyan Airlines Staff Threaten to Strike

By John Lee. Some pilots, cabin crew and ground staff at Libyan Airlines have threatened to go on strike from 10th February, unless management ends the de-facto division of the company into Tripoli-based and Benghazi-based operations. According to the report from Libya Herald, the announcement applies to the Tripoli-based part of the company, with staff […]

Libya-Tunisia Flights Resume

Direct flights between western Libya and Tunisia have reportedly resumed following a year-long suspension. According to ch-aviation, Ghadames Air Transport and Libyan Airlines have re-started flights between Tripoli Mitiga and Tunis. Tunisia allowed the resumption of flights to the whole of of the country following investigation of the country’s security and safety systems. (Source: ch-aviation)

Egypt Refuses Flights from Mitiga

Egyptian aviation officials are reported to be rejecting flights from both Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways, apparently because they originated from Mitiga Airport. Libya Herald reports that a Libyan Airlines flight from Mitiga to Alexandria via Tobruk was cancelled, while an Afriqiyah flight from Mitiga to Alexandria via Labraq was diverted back to Mitiga. The […]

Libyan Airlines Wet-Leases Tunisian A330

Libyan Airlines has reportedly wet-leased the only Airbus A330-200 in the Syphax Airlines fleet. According to the report from ch-aviation, the Tunisian carrier introduced the widebodied jet for use on its weekly Montréal Trudeau operations earlier this year, but due to a lack of demand, Syphax has now reduced the operation to a seasonal service. […]

Libya Considers Bombardier and Boeing

The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company is reported to be in negotiations with Bombardier to buy six of its CSeries planes, and is also “in contact” with Boeing about the re-engined 737. Ali Elayan, general manager of the company, told Bloomberg that Libyan Airlines wants to swap eight Bombardier CRJ900 turboprops for a mix of […]