Dubai-based Emirates is to restart flights to Tripoli from October 29, in a bid to illustrate Libya’s importance in Emirates’ global network and the airline’s commitment to the country, said the carrier.
Under the new schedule, Emirates’ four-weekly flights to Tripoli will leave Dubai every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Flights to and from Tripoli will be served by an Airbus A330-200, in a three-class configuration, along with a 15-tonne cargo-carrying capacity.
“In resuming our flights to Tripoli, Emirates is underlining its commitment to Libya at a time when the country is demonstrating its strength and resilience in the face of adversity,” 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.”
Tripoli has been part of Emirates’ route network since March 2001, when services were launched with four flights a week.
Earlier, flights to the Libyan capital were suspended due to the political situation in the country.