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Afriqiyah Airways, Still Grounded But Buying Planes & Announcing Routes

Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways has been grounded since the 17th of March 2011, when a United Nations mandated No Fly Zone went into effect at the start of the nation’s civil war. Now after a year on the ground, the airline remains flightless while its counterpart, Libyan Arab Airlines, has returned to flying.   Despite the…

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Libya Set To Return Airlines To The Skies

Nearly a year ago a revolution was set in motion in Libya, grounding the nation’s two primary airlines, Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines.  At the time the Libyan Uprising began on the 15th of February 2011 Afriqiyah Airwaysand Libyan Airlines were two years into a planned merger … now three months following the end of…

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Libya’s Afriqiyah Airways Offers Fare Specials…sort of…

On the 19th of March 2011 a No-Fly-Zone over Libya was implemented by United National Security Council Resolution 1973, which began being enforced by a multinational military coalition.   This No-Fly-Zone closed airports throughout Libya (despite the Libyan Gov’t propaganda that continued to list its airports as operating semi-normally) and shut down the operations of Libyan…

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Can Libya’s Revolution Strengthen The Nation’s Airlines?

During a time of revolution, foreign military intervention, no fly zones, economic sanctions and the senseless killing of those who simply want their voice to be heard it may be hard to find the silver lining in anything, especially a story on airlines … but in Libya there is the potential for a stronger national…

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Libya’s Airport Propaganda

How do airports within a United Nations sanctioned No Fly Zone continue to show regularly scheduled flights? How do airlines banned from entering the European Union due to political sanctions show scheduled flights into and out of the European Union? The answer can be summed up in three words … The Libyan Government. I am…

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