Tripoli, March 12: Libyan Airlines launched a new route between Sebha and Cairo on Sunday to meet growing demand for flights . . .[restrict]between Libya and Egypt. There are now 22 flights a week between the two countries.
Libyan Airlines’ Regional Director Mohammed Jarah said that there were 60 passengers on the first flight. This included 20 members of Sebha Local Council.
Jarah said that air traffic between Egypt and Libya us now back near their rates before the Egyptian and Libyan revolutions. In addition to Sebha-Cairo, the routes are: Tripoli-Cairo, Benghazi-Cairo, Tripoli-Alexandria, Bengahzi-Alexandria and Misrata-Benghazi.
Jarah added because of the strong relations between Egypt and Libya, Libyan Airlines had leased an Airbus 330 from Egypt Air to cope with increased demand. A number of Libyan pilots are currently doings a training course with Egypt Air on the latest Airbus 320 aircraft. [/restrict]