Tripoli, 1 July:
Afriqiyah Airways announced that flights from Tripoli to London Gatwick Airport will recommence on Tuesday 3 July 2012. The . . .[restrict]flights will be 3 times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using the Airbus A320 with 8 business class and 170 economy class seats.
Flights will leave Tripoli at 0830, arriving Gatwick at 1100, departing Gatwick at 1230, arriving Tripoli at 1700. Onward connecting services into Africa will commence at a later date, to be announced.
Khaled Lazumi, General Manager for Afriqiyah in the UK said ‘I am very pleased that this day has finally come. It has been a very difficult year for us all but this day marks the dawn of a new relationship between the new Free Libya and the UK.’
‘I am very proud of my team who have worked hard to make this happen in this period of uncertainty. We would like to thank Gatwick Airport and our business partners for their unwavering support. Similarly our travel agents and friends in the British travel industry have also supported us well and we look forward to renewing this relationship and we look forward to a prosperous future for both our countries’.