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Libyan Airlines to Restart Europe Flights

Libyan Airlines is to restart its European flights, after Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) lifted a brief suspension, reports Libya Herald. The LYCAA enforced the suspension after a UK-bound flight from Tripoli to Manchester lost radio contact when flying over French airspace on 21 February. Measures have reportedly been put in place to prevent a […]

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 […]

Jumhouria Bank on Mortgages and SME Loans

By Osama Humaydan. In the recent speech, Mr. Akkari, chairman of Jumhouria Bank, the largest bank in Libya, noted that the upcoming period will witness major developments by the Central Bank of Libya. These developments are related to new products and services, and, most importantly, to housing loans, which will be given out to those […]

Libyan Airlines Flies Record Number of Pilgrims

Libyan Airlines says that it flew 80,000 Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year, which is a new record. The Umrah pilgrimage season ran from the beginning of January to the end of August, during which time there were flights from Tripoli and Benghazi to Jeddah and Medina. The company attributed the success to having […]

Libyan Airlines Increases Capacity

Libyan Airlines has increased capacity on several routes by using larger aircraft. The new Airbus A330 aircraft (pictured) is being used on the Tripoli-Istanbul and Tripoli-Casablanca routes instead of Airbus 320s, according to a report from Libya Herald. On the Benghazi-Tunis, Abraq-Tunis, Abraq-Tripoli and Tobruk-Tunis routes, Airbus 320s will replace CRJ aircraft. Each of these […]

Tripoli Airport to Close for 3 Months

Libya Herald reports that Tripoli International Airport is to close for runway repairs in six weeks time. The work is planned to take three months, during which time all domestic and international flights will move to the military airbase at Mitiga on the eastern side of the city. The Ministry of Transport source did not […]

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 […]