Thursday, November 15, 2012

► LIBYA: Air Libya gets two B737-400s; an ARJ-100 set to arrive shortly.

Air LibyaAir Libya (7Q), the private Libyan carrier formerly known as Tibesti Air Libya, has announced the lease of 2 Boeing B737-400 for use on its daily Benghazi - Alexandria, Egypt flights.

A rebranded Air Libya ARJ 100
A rebranded Air Libya ARJ 100 (Air Libya)
According to Air Libya's website, the two B737-400 (MSN: 25112 | TC-TLC) and (?) have been leased from Turkey's Tailwind Airlines to start operations today, 15 November 2012. Swiss aviation website CH-Aviation reports that Air Libya will also take delivery of its first ARJ-100 (MSN 3234 | 5A-FLB) that is currently being prepared for the carrier at Bournemouth Airport in the United Kingdom. 

Based out of Benghazi, Air Libya operates a lone BAe 146-300 (MSN 3191 | 5A-DKQ) to Kufrah, Mitiga and Sebha in Libya as well as international flights to Alexandria, Cairo, Tunis, El Fasher, Khartoum and Istanbul. It also provides air transport service to most if not all of the major oil companies in Libya