Wednesday, May 29, 2013

► LIBYA: Emirates resumes Tripoli with 3x weekly flights via Malta from September.

EmiratesEmirates (EK) will resume three-weekly passenger flights to Tripoli from September 1, 2013, 30 months after it moved to suspend them in light of the Libyan Uprising of 2011. Flights will operate via Malta on the inbound with a Boeing 777-200ER in a three-class configuration.

Emirates resumes Tripoli flights from SeptemberThe re-introduction of our flights to Tripoli is a further boost to north Africa, coming after the launch of Emirates’ daily service to Algiers from 1st March 2013,” said Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates Senior Vice President Commercial Operations for Africa. “We have been closely monitoring the situation in Libya and feel that the time is right to re-launch our services, which will help to support business, international trade and passenger travel to and from Tripoli, as well as strengthening the country’s overall infrastructure.
Supporting the thriving trade between Tripoli and the rest of the world, Emirates has introduced a dedicated cargo service into Tripoli in May 2012. Emirates’ cargo division transports a variety of goods into Tripoli ranging from electronic goods from the Far East to drilling equipment from the US.

Emirates (EK): Dubai - Valletta - Tripoli - Dubai
  • EK745 DXB 0930 - 1325 MLA 1445 - 1555 TIP 1725 - 0100+1 DXB 772 247
Source [Emirates]

Tripoli has been part of Emirates’ route network since March 2001, when services were launched with 4 flights a week.