Emirates has resumed passenger flights to Tripoli, the capital and largest city of Libya.
With the departure of the first flight from Dubai International airport this week, Emirates has re-established a key route offering Libyan travellers access to its global network that spans six continents.
“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, international trade and from Tripoli to the rest of world.”
Emirates now serves Tripoli three times a week with a quick stop in Malta, utilising a Boeing 777-200ER which provides First Class, Business Class and Economy Class travel. EK745 leaves Dubai every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 09:30 arriving in Malta at 13:25.
The service departs Malta at 14:55 arriving in Tripoli at 15:55.
The return flight leaves Tripoli International Airport at 17:25 and lands in Dubai at 01:00 the next day.
Tripoli is one of the main hubs of Libya’s economy and, 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.