Tag Archives | Benghazi

Weekly Security Review

Projections Security in the capital may experience a deterioration in the lead up to the deadline for militia groups to return to their home-towns, as well as another for members of the Tripoli Brigade to give up their arms. There have already been a number of demonstrations in the capital in support of the government’s […]

Benghazi Made Libya's Economic Capital

The Libyans are making full use of their new-found freedom after 42 years under a dictatorial regime when even the slightest protest could get you in trouble and locked into prison. It did not take tens of thousands of protestors in the eastern city of Benghazi long to organise a spontaneous demonstration to express their […]

Libya air traffic controller strike snarls travel

Libya's air traffic controllers staged a strike on Tuesday that affected flights in the capital and other cities, forcing one passenger plane to be diverted shortly before landing, aviation officials said. Air traffic controllers walked off their jobs on Tuesday morning because they were unhappy about the appointment of new management, an aviation source said. […]

EGYPTAIR doubles flights to Libya

As a result of the increase in traffic between Egypt and Libya, and in response for its customers’ needs, EGYPTAIR took the decision of doubling the flights to the Libyan cities to become 21 weekly flights instead of 11 flights; by double daily flights to Tripoli starting 7th of Dec and a daily flight to […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections The security situation in Tripoli is projected to remain stable, although there is an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes between former rebel militias and involving elements suspected of being sympathetic to former leader Muammar Gaddafi. In both Benghazi and Tripoli there is an ongoing risk of demonstrations by those frustrated by the lack of […]

EgyptAir to double flights to Libya

EgyptAir announced Monday it will increase its number of flights to Libyan cities, starting on 7 December. The airline will offer 21 flights per week instead of 11. Hussein Massoud, head of EgyptAir Holding Company, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the company will operate two flights daily to Tripoli and one to Benghazi. In November, EgyptAir […]

War-torn Libya welcomes new tourism possibilities

The end of the 42-year Gaddafi era brings opportunities for war-torn Libya’s tourism sector according to a report from Euromonitor International. Prior to the conflict in 2010 arrivals to Libya reached just 1,245 thousand trips. The vast majority were for leisure purposes, accounting for 80% in 2010, as the country was only slowly opening up […]

Qatar Airways launches Benghazi flights

Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to the Libyan port city of Benghazi in North Africa. Operating four-times-a-week from Doha, Libya’s second largest city is a leading economic centre, ideally located on the Mediterranean for trade and export. Benghazi, together with the Ugandan city of Entebbe, are the airline’s latest African destinations launched within the […]