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 travelers 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,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ vice president commercial operations Northern and Western Africa.
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 9:30am arriving in Malta at 1:25pm.
The service departs Malta at 2:55pm arriving in Tripoli at 3:55pm.
The return flight leaves Tripoli International Airport at 5:25pm and lands in Dubai at 1am the next day.
“Libya is showing healthy economic growth and the re-launch of our flights to Tripoli will help to support business and international trade from Tripoli to the rest of world,” said Emirates’ vice president commercial operations Northern and Western Africa.
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.