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Rebranded from Libyan Arab Airlines (1969-2006)

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Tripoli International (TIP)
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11 Countries served
23 Destinations served
40 Routes served




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  • Read more 08APR2014: Alitalia cancels its A350-800 order
    Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) has reportedly cancelled an order for twelve A350-800s placed with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) by subsidiary Air One (AP, Rome Fiumicino) in June 2008. The European manufacturer's order book for March shows the order, which was absorbed by Alitalia's special purpose leasing division Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited's (APFL) following Air One's merger with Alitalia in 2009, has now been removed.

    Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l) was the most recent cancellation for the -800 variant when it converted its order for four of the type into A350-900s.

    As its stands, of the remaining thirty-four -800s on backlog, Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) has eight, Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) has eight, Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu) has six, Yemenia (IY, Sana) has ten followed by lessor Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) with two.
  • Read more 16MAR2014: Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah to complete merger by year-end
    Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l) and sister carrier Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli Int'l) should complete their protracted merger by the end of this year. Both Afriqiyah and Libyan are subsidiaries of the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHC), which itself is owned by the Libyan National Social Fund, the Libyan National Investment Company, the Libya-Africa Investment Fund and the Libyan Foreign Investment Company.

    In the interim, according to AirTransportWorld, Libyan is currently considering expanding its network to Accra, Lagos, Khartoum and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo with long-haul services to China also under consideration.

    The airlines have been in negotiations over a merger for several years but the plan has been repeatedly delayed, most notably by the overthrow of Libya's Muammur Gaddhafi in 2011. Gaddhafi and his regime founded Afriqiyah as a separate entity to serve the African continent though since his downfall, the airline has moved to reorientate itself as an international airline operating in the same market as Libyan, which had originally focussed on regional and domestic flights.

    A combined Afriqiyah/Libyan Airlines fleet would include three A319-100s, fourteen A320-200s, five A330-200s, two ATR42-500s and seven CRJ-900s.
  • Read more 12MAR2014: Tunisia's Syphax Airlines to start Canadian flights in late April
    Syphax Airlines (FS, Sfax) is to launch its first intercontinental route - Tunis to Montréal Trudeau - on April 25. Using the carrier's sole A330-200, flights will operate weekly. Last year, rival Tunisair (TU, Tunis) announced plans to codeshare with Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l) on a planned Tripoli Int'l to Montreal via Tunis route later this year

    With an additional fleet of two A319-100s, Syphax serves Paris CDG, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen and Tripoli Int'l out of Tunis, Monastir, Djerba and Sfax.
  • Read more 09MAR2014: Libyan Airlines to resume European ops following Nouvelair incident
    Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l) is to resume its flights to Europe after Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LyCAA) lifted a moratorium on the airline's European operations last week.

    The Libyan Herald reports the airline agreed to the LyCAA's demands to implement stricter checks and controls. The temporary ban on flights came after a Libyan Airlines flight, operated by Nouvelair (BJ, Monastir) and bound for Manchester Int'l, on February 21 entered French airspace without informing Air Traffic Control and then remained out of communication almost until it had reached UK airspace.

    “We met with the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the issues and are now satisfied that action has been taken to prevent such an incident happening again and to ensure passenger safety,” Director General of the LyCAA, Captain Nasereddin Shaebelain, said.

    Among the measures to be enforced include new crew and operational procedures as well as flight-time limitations.

    The LyCAA will also increase its audits of Nouvelair operations on behalf of Libyan Airlines.

    Tunis has also opened its own investigation into the incident.
  • Read more 27FEB2014: LyCAA forces Libyan Airlines to suspend European flights
    Libyan Airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l) has suspended all flights to Europe effective immediately following a directive from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LyCAA). The flights are currently operated using a wet-leased Nouvelair (BJ, Monastir) A320-200, TS-INN (cn 793).

    "We have suspended Nouvelair flights after an incident involving a loss of communications,” Director General of Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) Captain Nasereddin Shaebelain told the Libya Herald. “It seems the plane entered French airspace without informing Air Traffic Control and then remained out of communication almost until it entered UK airspace.”

    Libyan currently serves Manchester Int'l and London Heathrow in the United Kingdom as well as Madrid Barajas and Malta.

    Shaebelain says the LyCAA has now opened a formal investigation into the incident. The restriction, he added, was on the private Tunisian company Nouvelair rather than Libyan Airlines.

    Libyan Airlines and sister airline Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli Int'l) are unable to operate their own aircraft to Europe owing to their presence on the European Banned Operators' List.


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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A319-100   hiddenhidden
A320-100/-2008 8hiddenhidden
A330-2002 2hiddenhidden
A330-300   hiddenhidden
ATR 42-500/-6002 2hiddenhidden
CRJ-9007 7hiddenhidden
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.


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