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Libya, Turkey Review Cooperation

By John Lee. Mohamed Amari, a member of the Libyan Presidential Council, reportedly met with Turkish ambassador Ahmet Dogan to discuss political, economic and security matters. Among the issued discussed was the possible resumption of operations by Turkish Airlines and other Turkish companies in Libya. Amari also thanked Turkey for its support in the search […]

Commercial Flights to Europe Resume

Reuters reports that commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe have resumed after a gap of more than six months follow an attack by Libya Dawn on Tripoli airport. On Saturday, Libyan state carrier Afriqiyah Airways flew between Tripoli’s Matiga airport and Duesseldorf in Germany; the airline also plans to fly to Rome in the […]

Turkish Airlines Suspends Misrata Flights

Turkish Airlines has reportedly suspended all passenger flights to Misrata until further notice, for what it described as “operational reasons”. The airline cancelled two flights on Sunday after the the Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out airstrikes near Misrata airport. Libya Herald reports that no decision has been taken regarding Turkish Airlines charter cargo flights […]

Cargo Planes “may be Shot Down”

Cargo planes operating in Libya could be shot down without warning, according to a report from The Loadstar. Major-General Abdussalam Jadallah Al-Obeidi, chief of staff for the Islamist-leaning Libya Dawn, told Libyan news agency LANA that unauthorised aircraft suspected of carrying weapons “from Egypt and neighbouring countries” to government forces fighting in the country’s Western […]

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines has reportedly re-started its daily flight from Istanbul to Misrata, 200km to the east of Tripoli. Special envoy to Libya Emrullah Isler said the airline is also considering routes to the eastern cities Tobruk and Bayda. Regarding the political situation in Libya, Reuters reports Isler as saying that Turkey was prepared to play […]

Turkish Airlines Expands Libya Service

Turkish Airlines has reportedly expanded its service to Libya. According to Routesonline, its Istanbul to Benghazi service has increased from 10 to 14 flights weekly from the end of April. The Istanbul to Tripoli service is also ncreased from 2 to 3 flights daily from the start of May. (Source: Routesonline)

Turkish Airlines to launch Tobruk-Istanbul Service

Turkish Airlines has announced a new service between Tobruk and Istanbul. According to a report from Libya Herald, the three weekly flights mean that, along with Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata, the airline now has four Libyan destinations. After the agreement was signed with the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority, a member of Turkish Airlines staff told […]