According to Breaking News Travel, Emirates has resumed passenger flights to Tripoli, the capital and largest city of Libya.
“We are now connecting Tripoli not only to Dubai, but also to our worldwide network of more than 130 destinations. Solid early bookings have demonstrated the demand, opening up new markets for passengers to and from Libya,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates Vice-President Commercial Operations Northern and Western Africa.
“Libya is showing healthy economic growth and the re-launch of our flights to Tripoli will help to support business and international trade from Tripoli to the rest of world.”
Emirates now serves Tripoli three times a week with a quick stop in Malta, on a Boeing 777-200ER, which provides First, Business and Economy Class travel. Flight EK745 leaves Dubai every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 09h30, arriving in Malta at 13h25. The service departs Malta at 14h55, arriving in Tripoli at 15h55.
The return flight leaves Tripoli International Airport at 17h25 and lands in Dubai at 01h00 the next day.
Tripoli is one of the main hubs of Libya’s economy and is home to many of the country’s largest local and international companies.
In June 2012, Emirates re-opened its Tripoli town office, enabling customers to book travel on Emirates’ services outside of Libya.