Tag Archives | Afriqiyah Airways

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 […]

Afriqiyah Airways Revenue to Improve in H2

State-owned Afriqiyah Airways has reported a slight increase in revenues as its operations begin to stabilize, according to Gulf News. MENAFN reports that the airline, which moved  its operations to Mitiga International Airport from nearby Tripoli International, said that it is satisfied with its current passenger numbers and that it expects that its revenue will […]

Afriqiyah Airways may invest in Senegal Airlines

The management of Afriqiyah Airways have reportedly held preliminary talks with their counterparts in Senegal Airlines regarding a possible Libyan investment into the struggling operator. Libyan Deputy Prime Minister of Technical Affairs, Abdul Salam Algadi, told Senegalese Television that Afriqiyah could make "generous resources" available to the Senegalese carrier in the near future, adding: "We […]

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 […]

New Flights between Libya and Europe

The leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has signed an agreement with Afriqiyah Airways, Libya’s state-owned airline and from March is launching regular flights from Tripoli International Airport (TIP) to airports in Western Europe. Small Planet Airlines will run daily flights from Tripoli to each of the following airports: Düsseldorf (DUS, Germany), London Gatwick (LGW, UK) […]

Irish Firm in Libyan Airline Deal

Business World reports that Dublin-based Air Contractors Ltd (ACL) has signed an agreement with Afriqiyah Airways that will enable the Libyan airline to fly unrestricted into Europe from the beginning of May. Under the two-year deal, ACL will operate three of Afriqiyah's Airbus 320s on European routes using the carrier's existing crews and ground staff, […]

Libyan Airlines Still Banned from EU

Following consultations with the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), the EU Air Safety Committee has decided to retain the ban on Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways flying their own aircraft in EU airspace. While noting that "progress continues to be made", it said that the restrictions will remain "under close monitoring" by the EU Commission […]

New Libyan Airline Buys Airbus A350

A new Libyan airline, Libyan Wings, has signed an outline deal for the purchase of three Airbus A350-900 jets and four of Airbus’s re-engined A320neo single-aisle aircraft. According to Bloomberg, the deal is worth $1.2 billion at list prices. The airline plans to commence short-haul services using leased planes early next year, while waiting for the […]