Emirates will restart passenger flights to Tripoli from September 1st 2013, illustrating Libya’s importance in Emirates’ global network and the airline’s commitment to the country.
Emirates’ three-weekly flights to Tripoli, served by a Boeing 777-200ER in a three-class configuration, will make a quick stop in Malta every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Under the new schedule, Emirates’ flight EK745 will leave Dubai at 09:30 arriving in Malta at 13:25.
The service will depart Malta 14:45 arriving in Tripoli at 15:55.
The return flight will leave Tripoli International Airport at 17:25 and will land in Dubai at 01:00.
“The re-introduction of our flights to Tripoli is a further boost to north Africa, coming after the launch of Emirates’ daily service to Algiers from March 1st 2013,” said Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates senior vice president commercial operations, Africa.
“We have been closely monitoring the situation in Libya and feel that the time is right to re-launch our services, which will help to support business, international trade and passenger travel to and from Tripoli, as well as strengthening the country’s overall infrastructure.”
In June 2012, Emirates underlined its commitment to Libya with the reopening of its Tripoli town office enabling customers in Tripoli to book travel on Emirates services outside of Libya including flights commencing from Tunis.