Category Archives: Nouvelair

Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways move slowly towards a merger

Libyan Airlines (Tripoli) issued this statement in their website:

Although Libyan Airlines flights to UK remain suspended until further notice, sister company, Afriqiyah Airways (Tripoli) has resumed services between Tripoli and London-Gatwick. Flights presently operate three times per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

However the Libya Herald reported on March 3 Libyan Airlines was going to restart its European flights operated by Nouvelair.

Read the latest report: CLICK HERE

Both airlines are owned by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHC).

According to Libya Herald, Libyan Airlines flights (operated by Nouvelair) were suspended to Europe by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) in late February after a flight lost ATC communications in French airspace.

Both Libyan carriers must use wet-leased aircraft in European Union airspace.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Both companies are moving slowly ahead in their merger process and hope to complete the process by the end of this year. Meanwhile Libyan will concentrate on routes to Africa and is exploring new routes to Asia according to ATW.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-212 TS-INN (msn 793) operated by Nouvelair lands in Manchester.

Libyan Airlines: AG Slide Show

Afriqiyah Airways: AG Slide Show

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Libyan Airlines resumes partial international operations

Libyan Airlines (Tripoli) resumed service on the Tripoli-Malta route on April 19. The route is operated twice-weekly with Nouvelair operated Airbus A320s.

Read the full story from the Times of Malta: CLICK HERE

Airlines from Libya, due to the recent civil war, are banned from flying to the European Union until at least November 22, 2012 due to safety concerns.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord.

Libyan Airlines Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Libyan Airlines to offer Wi-Fi services on A320s

Libyan Airlines (Tripoli) is planning to become the first African airline to offer Internet and mobile phone service on its new Airbus A320s due in 2010.

News item:

allafrica.com/stories/200909100361.html

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on photo for more photos.