By Libya Herald reporter.
Malta, 28 August 2015:
Two Libyan . . .[restrict]Airlines aircraft travelled in opposite directions this past couple of days in a demonstration of Libyan carriers’ ability to fly over the current political crisis.
On Wednesday, Libyan Airlines finally received a new Airbus 330-200 at Mitiga airport arriving from France. The aircraft, part of an old order, was due for delivery in 2014, but fighting and political conflict in Libya led to its delivery being delayed.
Meanwhile, today, an Afriqiyah Airways Airbus arrived in the Bulgarian capital Sofia from Mitiga airport for further maintenance at the Lufthansa service centre there.
It is one of six aircraft damaged during the Tripoli airport fighting between militias last2014. The plane had received 75 percent of its maintenance at Tripoli airport carried out by Libyan engineers and will now receive the rest of its maintenance in the Bulgarian capital.
Afriqiyah plans to put the aircraft back into service once it returns from maintenance. [/restrict]