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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 […]

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 Airlines restart Malta operations today

Libyan Airlines will restart operations to and from Malta today after wet-leasing an aircraft to circumvent the ban imposed by the European Commission earlier this month. The airline will fly out twice weekly, Monday and Thursday, after managing to strike a wet-leasing agreement with Nouvelair, Tunisia’s leading private airline. Libyan Airlines’ representative in Malta, Kevin […]

Libyan Airlines seeks to fly around EU ban

Libyan Airlines is in the final stages of wet-leasing an aircraft from a recognised European airline to be able to circumvent the ban imposed by the European Commission last week. The airline’s representative in Malta, Kevin Farrugia, said the aircraft would allow the airline to continue flying between Libya and European destinations including Malta, Athens, […]

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 […]