Tripoli, 6 August 2013:
As part of the relaunch of its services to Tripoli at the beginning of next month, the Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, has announced special promotional fares to Dubai and China to woo back passengers. It says that fares to Dubai will start at LD 690 to Dubai, and from LD 1,766 to Guangzhou (Canton) and from LD 1,758 to Beijing and Shanghai.
The reduced fares are available now with the offer running until 30t September for travel from 1 September until 30 October. The reduced fares will not be available on flights to Guangzhou on “Black out” dates – days, such as holidays, when there are high bookings.
From September onwards, Emirates will service Tripoli three times a week with a shirt stopover in Malta, using a Boeing 777-200ER. EK745 will leave Dubai every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 09.30hrs arriving in Malta at 13.25hrs. The service will depart Malta 14.45hrs arriving in Tripoli at 15.55hrs. The return flight will leave Tripoli International Airport at 17.25hrs and will land in Dubai at 01.00 hrs.
Emirates stopped flying to Tripoli in February 2011. Almost exactly a year ago, it announced that it would resume services by last October with four flights a week. This, however, failed to happen although other airlines had no issues about returning.
From its hub in Dubai Emirates serves 134 destinations on six continents. It already operates cargo flights to Libya.