Afriqiyah boosts European routes with new service to Paris
By Tom Westcott.
The new European routes will be serviced by one of Afriqiyah’s Airbus A320s, once the EU flight ban has been lifted (Photo: Tom Westcott, Libya Herald)
Tripoli, 1 November 2013:
State-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways launched a new European route between Tripoli and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport this week.
The new service operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The route is being served by an Airbus A319 wet-leased from TunisAir, pending the lifting of the EU flight ban that still prevents Afriqiyah, and fellow state-owned airline Libyan Airlines, from flying their own aircraft in EU airspace.
It is understood that in the future, the route will be operated by one of Afriqiyah’s Airbus A320 fleet.
More than doubling its European services, Afriqiyah is also now flying to Rome on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and Dusseldorf on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Afriqiyah recently announced a change to the days it flies between London and Tripoli. From Monday 4 November, flights to and from London Gatwick will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Throughout the month of November, return flights between Libya and the UK will cost just £160, plus airport taxes.
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