By Hadi Fornaji
Tripoli, 13 August:
Emirates Airline has announced today that it . . .[restrict]will restart flights to Tripoli in October, after they were suspended on 23 February 2011.
From 29 October four flights per week are scheduled from Dubai to Tripoli on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This is a return to the regular service operated by Emirates for a decade, from March 2001 to February 2011.
Rula Tadros, Public Relations Controller for Emirates, told Libya Herald: “The resumed service will be of particular benefit to passengers with connections within the GCC, Indian Subcontinent and Far East points.”
“Flights to and from Tripoli will be served by an Airbus A330-200 in a 3-class configuration offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 183 Economy seats, alongside up to 15 tonnes of cargo-carrying capacity.” Tadros said. He added: “This is the same aircraft as the one that was used prior to the unrest in Libya.”
Emirates follows a raft of other carriers in resuming flights to Libya, including Lufthansa, Qatar, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Alitalia. Air Malta also resumed daily flights to Tripoli and now also flies to Benghazi, as does Alitalia, Turkish and Royal Jordanian. [/restrict]