Tripoli, 2 May 2012:
Afriqiyah Airlines starts flights from Tripoli to Alexandria’s Borj El Arab International Airport on Thursday. There will be two . . .[restrict]a week. Afriqiyah will also start two weekly flights to Alexandria from Benghazi.
Tomorrow’s inaugural flight will take a senior Libyan delegation, headed by the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Transport, Fawzi Bitamer, along with the director general of Afriqiyah Airlines and representatives of Libyan tourism companies as well as Libyan businessmen and journalists.
Essam Ali from Afriqiyah’s Alexandria office believed the new route would see increased numbers of Libyan tourists heading to Alexandria and would help wounded Libyans seeking treatment in Alexandria hospitals. It would also serve the needs of Egyptian contractors and labourers from the Nile Delta are travelling to Tripoli and Benghazi.
Afriqiyah Airways, one of the country’s two state-owned airlines, has been running regular flights between Cairo and Tripoli since 2006. [/restrict]