Showing posts with label Tripoli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tripoli. Show all posts

Thursday, February 28, 2013

● LIBYA: LYCAA releases final report on crash of Afriqiyah 771; blames lack of pilot coordination, somatogravic illusions.

AfriqiyahLibya's Civil Aviation Authority has released its final report on the crash of the Afriqiyah Airlines (8U) Airbus A330-200 (MSN 1024 | 5A-ONG) operating as flight 8U772 from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tripoli, Libya, which crashed on approach into Tripoli International Airport in May 2010. According to their findings, air crash investigators have blamed "the limited coordination and cooperation between the two crew members" exacerbated by fatigue and coupled with  the effects of somatogravic illusions (i.e. an optical illusion that can result in spatial disorientation) as the mitigating factors in the crash.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

► LIBYA: Air Cairo to launch Alexandria, Assuit to Tripoli from March.

Air CairoEgyptian LCC, Air Cairo (SM) has announced the launch of new services between Egypt and Libya effective 1 March 2013. Alexandria - Tripoli will launch with two weekly flights, while Assuit - Tripoli will launch with a 1x weekly flight.

Monday, January 14, 2013

► LIBYA: Royal Jordanian boosts Tripoli, Misrata as Libyan Airlines looks to start Sebha - Casablanca, Benghazi - Dubai.

Royal JordanianRoyal Jordanian (RJ) will, starting February 2013, increase its operations to Libya, where its overall operation from Amman to Misurata will increase from 1x to 2x weekly from  6 February 2013, while Amman – Tripoli increases from daily to 10x weekly from  9 February 2013. Meanwhile, Libyan Airlines (LN) is to start additional ops to Morocco and Dubai in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

■ LIBYA: Afriqiyah unveils new logo and corporate identity.

AfriqiyahLibyan carrier, Afriqiyah Airlines (8U), last week unveiled a new logo and corporate identity at a ceremony held at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

► LIBYA: (Pic) New Terminals for Benghazi, Misrata as Libyan Airlines moves to expand network in 2013.

Libyan AirlinesThe Libyan Ministry of Civil Aviation is to embark on two infrastructural improvement projects in the cities of Benghazi and Misrata as Libyan Airlines (LN) are to launch new regional routes following the delivery of their fifth and sixth brand new Airbus A320s in Misrata and Beiba respectively.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

► DUBAI: Afriqiyah to launch 2x weekly Benghazi, Tripoli - Dubai flights from 20 December.

AfriqiyahAccording to their official Twitter account, Libyan airline Afriqiyah (8U) has announced that its inaugural flight to Dubai will operate from both Benghazi and Tripoli twice weekly using an Airbus A330-200.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

► LIBYA: Tunisair goes Sfax - Tripoli, Benghazi from April 2013.

TunisairFresh from announcing better pax uptake and stronger financials for November 2012, Tunisair (TU) will, starting 2 April 2013, expand its Boeing 737-600 operations from the Tunisian city of Sfax to Libya.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

►► LIBYA: Emirates cancels intended Tripoli service resumption.

[UPDATED 3 OCTOBER 2012] Emirates (EK) are to restart their service from Dubai to Tripoli, Libya that was suspended in February of last year due to the Libyan Uprising. The flights will recommence on 29 October 2012 with a 4x weekly Airbus A330-200 service that will switch to an Airbus A340-300 from 2 January 2013.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

► BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA: Libya's Buraq Air tipped for minority shareholding in B&H Airlines.

Buraq Air logoTripoli based Buraq Air (UZ), a private Libyan airline that operates scheduled domestic and international services to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, has been tipped as the most likely candidate to acquire a 49% in Bosnian airline BH Airlines (JA).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

► UNITED KINGDOM: Libyan Airlines resumes Manchester flights.

Libyan Airlines logoThough previously scheduled to have started from 14 September 2012, today marked the resumption of Libyan Airlines' (LN) Tripoli, Libya - Manchester, United Kingdom service that was suspended in 2011 due to the Libyan Civil War. The flight is operated using a leased Tunisian Nouvelair Airbus A320, as both Afriqiyah and Libyan Airlines are banned from flying into EU airspace over concerns about aircraft maintenance documentation and personnel certification.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

► ITALY: Alitalia announces operational changes to Africa network.

AlitaliaItalian carrier Alitalia (AZ) has announced operational changes to its Africa network, effective Summer (Europe) 2012.

Friday, July 6, 2012

► TUNISIA: Syphax Airlines announces Summer schedule changes; outlines new routes.

Newly founded Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines (FS) has announced changes to its Summer timetable effective 5 July 2012.

Founded in 2011 and based in the coastal city of Sfax by businessman Mohamed Frikha, Syphax Airlines is a scheduled airline serving destinations in the Mediterranean with plans to increase its presence in both the Magreb region of Africa and Europe in the near future, amongst which will see Nice and Lyon in France being connected with Sfax, Tunisia a whilst Casablanca - Tunisia service is also in the pipeline.

Syphax Airlines Routes
Syphax Airlines Route Map

● Syphax Airlines Summer 2012 Timetable ●

Djerba, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France 
2x weekly service operating since 18JUN12
  • FS110 DJE1510 – 1900CDG 319 14
  • FS111 CDG1225 – 1410DJE 319 14
Sfax, Tunisia – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Turkey
Operational days moving from Day 47 to Day 26 (SFA departure)
  • FS212 SFA1635 – 2055SAW 319 26
  • FS213 SAW2155 – 2220SFA 319 26
Sfax, Tunisia – Marseille, France
Service operates twice weekly instead of planned 3x weekly
  • FS210 SFA0715 – 1000MRS 319 25
  • FS211 MRS1045 – 1125SFA 319 25

Sfax, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 5x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS100 SFA0745 – 1125CDG 319 x267
  • FS100 SFA1030 – 1410CDG 319 7
  • FS101 CDG2000 – 2135SFA 319 14
  • FS101 CDG2030 – 2205SFA 319 35
  • FS101 CDG2215 – 2350SFA 319 7

Sfax, Tunisia – Tripoli, Libya
3x weekly service entered operation since early-June 2012
  • FS250 SFA2250 – 0025+1TIP 319 135
  • FS251 TIP0110 – 0050SFA 319 246
Tunis, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 3x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS104 TUN1555 – 1930CDG 319 35
  • FS104 TUN1740 – 2115CDG 319 7
  • FS105 CDG1225 – 1355TUN 319 35
  • FS105 CDG1510 – 1640TUN 319 7

Routes to be launched in the near future:
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Lyon, France: 3x weekly (previously due to start from 7 May 2012)
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Nice, France: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 10 May 2012)
  • Sfax – Tunis – Casablanca, Morocco: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 22 May 2012)
  • Tunis – Lyon 3x weekly (previously due to start 7 May 2012)
Read More Here [Airline Route]

Presently, Syphax Airlines' fleet consists of two Airbus A319s.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

► LIBYA: Afriqiyah launches Amman flights; most 8U 771 families compensated.

AfriqiyahLibyan airline, Afriqiyah (8U), has expanded its renewed network to now include flights between both Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya and Amman, Jordan using an Airbus A320.

Monday, April 30, 2012

► TUNISIA: Tunisair increases frequencies to Tripoli & Venice; Starts Moscow.

TunisairIn signs that the tourism industry in Tunisia is slowly recovering following the events of 2011's Arab Spring, Tunisair (TU) has announced increases in flights frequencies between Tunis and Venice (from 3 to 4 weekly flights) with the addition of an extra Monday morning flight.