Nouvelair (Tunis) is adding new Scandinavian service for the next summer season from Monastir. The carrier will operate the twice-weekly Monastir – Copenhagen – Stockholm (Arlanda) – Monastir route with Airbus A320 aircraft starting on March 31, 2018 according to Airline Route.
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.
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.
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.