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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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Gadhafi’s Threats & Libya’s Undetectable Threat To Flights

As NATO continues its military actions against Muammar Gadhafi’s Libyan regime, Gadhafi has threatened to carry out attacks in Europe against “homes, offices, families,” unless NATO ceases its airstrikes.   Gadhafi’s unstable government has previously carried out acts of terrorism on commercial airliners, most notably Pan Am Flight 103, on the 21st of December 1988,…

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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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