By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 2 July 2015:
Libya Airlines has started a new service between Labraq and Khartoum. The route was launched yesterday with a team . . .[restrict]from Libyan Airlines on board the inaugural flight to the Sudanese capital, according to the head of Information at the airline’s Benghazi office, Walid Makhlouf.
The service is twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, and will connect with Libya Airlines flights between Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and Labraq.
There will also be a direct service between Mitiga and Labraq in a fortnight’s time,the Libya Herald has been told by a senior airline official in Tripoli. The route is currently awaiting final approval.
Plans are also in the pipeline for a Labraq-Beirut service in the near future, Makhlouf added. No date, however, has been given.
Hopes for a Labraq-Malta service are still being held up by the EU’s ban on Libyan carriers using its airspace, the Tripoli official said, adding that the airline is waiting for Malta to apply for the ban to be set aside in its case.
However, even if Malta and Brussels were to agree, it is thought unlikely that there would be any such move before a Libyan peace deal is signed. [/restrict]