Emirates resumes services into Tripoli
Emirates is to restart flights to Tripoli from October 29.
Under a new schedule, Emirates’ four-weekly flights to Tripoli will leave Dubai every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9.25 a.m., arriving at Tripoli International Airport at 2 p.m. Flights to and from Tripoli will be served by an Airbus A330-200 in a three-class configuration offering 12 first class, 42 business class and 183 economy seats, alongside 15 tonnes of cargo-carrying capacity.
Tripoli has been part of Emirates’ route network since March 2001, when services were launched with four flights a week.
“In resuming our flights to Tripoli, Emirates is underlining its commitment to Libya at a time when the country is demonstrating its strength and resilience in the face of adversity,” Emirates senior vice- president commercial operations for Africa Jean Luc Grillet said. “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.”
Emirates reopened its Tripoli town office on June 4. The one-stop travel hub has been designed to make business and leisure travel easier and more convenient, with ticketing and reservation counters for general enquiries and dedicated counters for premium passengers, Emirates Holidays customers and travel agents.
Over the next six months, Emirates will launch a further five destinations: Washington DC on September 12, Adelaide on November 1, Lyon on December 5, Phuket on December 10, and Warsaw on February 6, 2013.
Emirates operates daily flights from Malta to Dubai through Larnaca, Cyprus.