By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 31 December 2013 :
The Libyan carrier Afriqiyah took delivery of its latest Airbus A330-200 Airbus aircraft yesterday to . . .[restrict]join its growing fleet of aircraft. The craft arrived at Maetiga airport.
The latest aircraft boasts all the latest features, Afriqiyah reported. In business class, for example, there are 18 luxury seats providing better comfort and privacy.
The seat declines into a fully equipped bed with a separate reading light and a 12.1 inch screen and a backrest that includes a massager, an electric source for charging electronics, and the ability to make international phone calls.
The economy section has a capacity of 243 seats equipped with comfortable armchairs with intervals of not less than 32-inches as well as individual 9.6 inch display screens pre-loaded with software and games.
It is worth noting, however, that Afriqiyah Airways, like its counterpart Libyan Airlines, is still not allowed to fly its own aircraft in EU airspace, following the latest meeting of the EU Air Safety Committee in November.
Since the revolution the airliner has had problems with regards to standards, with certification of pilots being one of the main reasons for the so-called voluntary ban imposed by Afriqiyah on itself.
Afriqiyah, will therefore, continue to use “wet-leased” aircraft to service its EU routes. [/restrict]