- Libyan Airlines Airline Name
- LN IATA
- LAA ICAO
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10 Countries served
23 Destinations served
43 Routes served
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03MAY2013: Libyan Airlines launches Tobruk airport's first international flights
Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli International (TIP)) has become the first airline to operate international flights out of the newly renovated Tobruk Gamal Abdel Nasser (TOB) airport with twice weekly flights to Alexandria Borg el Arab International (HBE). Prior to its upgrading to "International Airport" status, Tobruk, Libya's oldest airport, had only seen service to Tripoli International (TIP) with Buraq Air (UZ, Tripoli Mitiga (MJI)) and Libyan Airlines. According to The African Aviation Tribune, plans are also afoot to introduce services to Jordan, Tunisia and Turkey.
29APR2013: Afriqiyah considers resuming more West African flights in near future
Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli International (TIP)) is planning to venture beyond the Sahara Desert once more with reports that it is considering resuming flights to Dakar Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International (DKR) and Accra Kotoka (ACC) "in the near future." The news comes after the Nigerien Government recently asked Tripoli to resume flights to Niamey Diori Hamani International (NIM) as a means of increasing its connectivity to the Europe and the Middle East. Afriqiyah, Arabic for "Africa", abandoned its extensive, if largely unprofitable, sub-Saharan African routes following the fall of Muammur Gaddhafi and his regime in 2011. Since then, a combination of diplomatic indifference (and even hostility) to the new Libyan government coupled with economic factors, have seen Afriqiyah and its sister airline, Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli International (TIP)), focussing largely on the North African, Middle Eastern and European markets.
18APR2013: Afriqiyah, Libyan Airlines face uphill battles over EU flight resumptions
Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli International (TIP)) and sister carrier Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli International (TIP)) have both been forced to wait a little longer before they are removed from the EU's so called Black List and are allowed to return to using their own metal on flights to Europe. Afriqiyah, who have been using a wet-leased Air Moldova (9U, Chisinau International (KIV)) A320 (MSN 741 / ER-AXP) in order to operate flights to Europe until now, may have to wait longer after a recent incident in which a charter flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) was forced to return to Libya in mid-flight via Italy owing to a "paperwork mix up" revealed glaring oversights in the airline's planning procedures. Originally scheduled to resume its own flights in January, Libyan Airlines has been facing some resistance from some quarters of its flight crew over a decision by the company to send pilots to Germany to be retrained and recertified by Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt International (FRA)).
04DEC2012: Libyan CRJ-900s to be cleared for EU operations next month?
Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli International (TIP)) is expected to be allowed to resume operations to the European Union with its fleet of eight CRJ-900s from January 15 according to a report by the African Aviation Tribune. The remaining fleets of Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli International (TIP)) and Libyan Airlines would then be cleared around March 2013 according to the report. The European Union and Libya had agreed to temporarily suspend operations by Libyan carriers to the European Union in spring 2012 to prevent Libya from being blacklisted by the EU for its lack of safety oversight.
21SEP2012: Libyan and Afriqiyah merger to be completed within 18 months
Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli International (TIP)) and Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli International (TIP)) are still expected to merge within the next 18 months according to statements made by Libyan Airlines CEO Khaled Taynaz to Arabian Aerospace. The merger project had been announced prior to the civil war in Libya and it was first unclear if the two carriers would still continue with the plan after the end of the war. Taynaz has also confirmed that the merged carrier would operate under the Libyan Airlines brand.