Afriqiyah Adds Extra UK Flight

State airline Afriqiyah Airways is increasing its service to London, responding to rising demand over the summer months.

The company will add a forth weekly service from Tripoli to Gatwick Airport, starting on 5th July.

Libya Herald reports that if the flight proves popular it may consider keeping the fourth service and possibly adding a fifth.

The airline’s European routes are currently serviced by a Swiftair MD-83, wet-leased from Spain, while Afriqiyah waits for the EU flight ban on Libyan aircraft to be lifted. To service the extra flight, Afriqiyah will be wet-leasing another aircraft – an Airbus A319 – from Tunisair.

The A319 has not flown in EU airspace before, so Afriqiyah is now in the process of organising the necessary permits.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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