Emirates resumes flights to Tripoli

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Dubai airline Emirates has resumed passenger flights to Tripoli, the capital of Libya, after they were suspended due to the country’s civil conflict.

The first flight departed Dubai International Airport at 9.30am on Tuesday.

“Solid early bookings have demonstrated the demand, opening up new markets for passengers to and from Libya,” Emirates’ vice president commercial operations Northern and Western Africa Adil Al Ghaith said.

“Libya is showing healthy economic growth and the re-launch of our flights to Tripoli will help to support business and international trade from Tripoli to the rest of world.”

Emirates flies between Dubai and Tripoli three times a week via Malta, using a Boeing 777-200ER.

Qatar Airways had continued to fly to Tripoli but was forced to suspended operations in the city last month after the airline was twice threatened by a group of gunmen.

A Qatar Airways flight was prevented from landing at Tripoli International Airport on August 4 when the armed group forced air traffic control staff to deny the plane permission to land, according to the Libya Herald.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Ports of change

Ports of change

Investment in ports in the GCC region is at a record high, as...

Crowded skies in the Middle East

Crowded skies in the Middle East

Aviation experts give their suggestions on how to solve the Middle...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Strategic codeshare agreements are a win-win situation for gulf...

Most Discussed