Tripoli, 28 May:
The Airport International Group in charge of . . .[restrict]the expansion work at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport has welcomed the first flights of Afriqiyah Airways from Libya to the Jordanian capital. They started last week. Afriqiyah Aiways is now operating four weekly flights between Libyan and Jordan, two between Tripoli and Amman, and two between Benghazi to Amman.
“We are delighted to welcome the first flight from Afriqiyah Airways,” commented Nicolas Claude, COO of AIG. “With the introduction of a new Libyan airline to Amman, we are looking forward to an increase in total passenger traffic.
For his part, a member of the Steering Committee of Afriqiyah Airways, Hadi Saleh Owjli said; “We are delighted to launch flights to Jordan, especially since Jordan is considered a vital and important destination in the region, both for tourism and investment.”
Upon landing at the QAIA, the aircraft was welcomed with a water arch by the airport’s civil defense firefighting unit. Afterwards, airport officials welcomed the disembarking passengers and VIP guests on board.
Earlier this month, Afriqiyah also started two weekly flights from Tripoli and two from Benghazi to Alexandria’s Borj El Arab International Airport. [/restrict]