By Andy Sambidge
Dubai carrier announces it will add larger aircraft to Libya services from Aug 1.
Dubai-based carrier Emirates has announced that it is increasing capacity on its Tripoli route due to rising demand from passengers.
From August 1, Emirates will offer a total of 3,612 seats per week between Tripoli and Dubai representing an increase of nine percent in passenger capacity.
“Demand for our services to Libya has been steadily building so the addition of the A340-500 will not only increase capacity but will also enhance the customer experience when travelling on this route,” said Haitham Al Battawy, Emirates manager Libya.
Emirates currently operates daily flights to Tripoli utilising an Airbus 330-200.
EK 746 leaves Tripoli at 3.20pm and arrives in Dubai at 11.10pm. EK 745 departs from Dubai at 9.20am and arrives in Tripoli at 1.20pm.
The aircraft move will also allow 15 tonnes of cargo to be carried to and from the destination.
Emirates’ cargo division transports a variety of goods into Tripoli ranging from electronic goods from the Far East to drilling equipment from the US.
Exports from Libya predominantly comprise oil well equipment which is shipped to Dubai for onward distribution across the Middle East.