Royal Jordanian to restart Tripoli flights on Nov 24

Airline chief Hussein Dabbas says it will operate five flights a week to Libyan capital
Royal Jordanian to restart Tripoli flights on Nov 24
Hussein Dabbas, president and CEO of Royal Jordanian
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 19 Nov 2011 03:17 PM

Royal Jordanian said on Saturday it will resume flights to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on November 24.

The airline will fly five times a week to Tripoli, said RJ president and CEO Hussein Dabbas in a statement.

He added that the company's decision to restart operations to Tripoli comes two months after its resumption of flights to Benghazi.

Dabbas said the decision came after RJ got all the necessary approvals from the concerned Libyan authorities, and the announcement that Tripoli International Airport is ready to receive flights normally.

RJ suspended all its flights to Tripoli and Benghazi in February due to the events witnessed in Libya.

Dabbas added that the airline was willing to increase the number of weekly flights if demand is there.

Last month, Abu Dhabi airline Etihad said it would soon begin flights to Tripoli once it has been given security clearance.

The Libyan capital will become the fifth North African destination for the carrier, the Abu Dhabi carrier said in a statement.

James Hogan, CEO, said the airline was planning three flights a week to Tripoli.

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