Libyan Wings (Tripoli), despite the on-going civil strife in Libya, launched scheduled passenger operations this today (September 22) with a morning flight from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport to Istanbul. The inaugural flight was delayed from yesterday.
The new airline is owned by Libyan businessman Wissam Al-Masri according to the Libya Herald.
Libyan Wings, the newly launched Tripoli based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for three A350-900s and four A320neo’s. The carrier is building up its fleet with aircraft orders announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Libyan Wings will start operations for passenger charter and freight from the beginning of 2014.