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Tunisia to Resume Flights to Libya “Very Soon”

By John Lee. Tunisia is to resume flights to Libya “very soon.” According to a report from Xinhua, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed on Monday that Tunisair will very soon resume operations in Libya, which had been suspended since 2014 due to security concerns. He made the remarks during a meeting with Tripoli-based Prime […]

Afriqiyah Airways buys into Tunisian Aviation Training Company

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Afriqiyah Airways has bought 20 percent of the Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT) from two Tunisian banks. The deal was signed by Abubaker Elfortia, the airline’s chairman, and Chokri Zarrad, the CEO of Nouvelair, one of ATCT’s existing stakeholders. who signed on behalf of the other shareholders: […]

Tunis Int’l Airport Bans Libyan planes

Tunisia has announced the closure of its main Tunis-Carthage International Airport to Libyan planes. The decision on Friday was part of security measures following a suicide bombing in the capital, according to a report from News24. Transport Minister Mahmoud Ben Romdhane said flights from Libya would only be authorised to land in Sfax, 270km southeast […]

Tunisair Launches Tobruk-Tunis Route

Tunisair has begun twice-weekly flights between Tobruk in Libya and Tunis. The 1,370-kilometre route operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays using the airline’s 126-seat, all-economy-class 737-600s. Tobruk is the airline’s sixth destination in Libya, joining Tripoli (28 weekly flights), Benghazi (21 weekly flights), Misrata (six weekly flights), Beida (four weekly flights) and Sebha (twice-weekly flights). Competition […]

Libyan Airlines Plans Canada Flights

Libyan Airlines plans to launch a Tripoli-Tunis-Montreal service next year, reports Tripoli Post. The flights will use the newly-delivered Libyan Airlines’ A330-200 fleet on a codeshare arrangement with Tunisair. Currently neither Libyan Airlines nor Tunisair offer any transatlantic routes, although prior to 2011 state-owned Afriqiyah Airways had plans for a direct Tripoli-Washington service. Libyan Airlines […]

Tunisair to Fly to Al Abraq

Libya Herald reports that Tunisair, the national airline of Tunisia, is to start twice weekly flights between Tunis and Beida Labraq Airport [Al Abraq, Al Bayda] in Eastern Libya. The Tuesday flight will depart from Tunis at 1015, with the return flight departing from Labraq at 1350 hrs. The Thursday service will leave Tunis at […]

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 […]

Tunisair Launches Sebha Route

Tunisair has announced that it will start flights between Tunis and Sebha [Sabha] from 1st February. The company will initially start with three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. it will also add three new destinations from Misrata, making five flights a week instead of the current two. It has announced earlier this […]