On Monday, Libya’s state-owned Afriqiyah Airways has increased its ticket prices by 17%, according to the economic newspaper, Sada which cited exclusive sources. The decision will include all domestic and external flights.
The newspaper indicated that the company has decided to increase the price of its tickets due to the new fuel prices valued at 0.391 dinars per gallon for domestic flights, 0.781 dinars per gallon for foreign flights, and 1.426 dinars ($0.32 US cents) per gallon for charter flights.
They stated that the new fuel prices will be officially announced soon, confirming that this will inevitably affect the ticket prices in general.
Before the 2011 conflict, Afriqiyah operated domestic services between Tripoli and Benghazi, and international services to over 25 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Since the end of the war, it has been struggling to rebuild its business.