Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways to Operate Direct Flights to Egypt and Sudan


On Monday, the state-owned Afriqiyah Airways announced that it would begin operating direct flights from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to Alexandria and Khartoum. This is set to begin on 4 and 7 November

Hisham Al-Kamoushi, the company’s head of schedules at the commercial planning department, said that the flights to Alexandria will be operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flights to Khartoum will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

An Afriqiyah Airways plane arrived at Benina International Airport on Friday morning from Mitiga International Airport. This was the first scheduled flight from Tripoli to Benghazi in the past two years.

On board the flight was a delegation from the Afriqiyah Airways Company, along with airports and Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) of the Ministry of Transport in the Government of National Accord (GNA).

On Friday, the Libyan Airports Authority (LAA) announced that the head of Egypt`s Civil Aviation Authority, Ashraf Noir, had approved the request submitted by Afriqiyah Airways for its 2020/2021 winter flight schedule.

The LAA explained that the flight schedule for the winter season will commence with five flights a week, beginning tomorrow. The authority added that the flights between Libya and Egypt will begin provided that compliance with the air routes is taken into account.