MIDDLE EAST: Libya and UAE sign air services pact

Libya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a cooperation agreement on air transportation and a memorandum of understanding allowing the UAE to have air links to some Libyan airports. Under the agreement, the UAE will accredit Libyan airlines (Libyan Arab Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways) while Libya will do the same for Emirati airlines […]


Libya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a cooperation agreement on air transportation and a memorandum of understanding allowing the UAE to have air links to some Libyan airports.

Under the agreement, the UAE will accredit Libyan airlines (Libyan Arab Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways) while Libya will do the same for Emirati airlines (Etihad Airways, Emirat Airways, Ras Khaima Airways and Arabian Airways)as the UAE national carriers.

The two sides also signed a memorandum of understanding under which Emirati airlines, will, from 2010, operate 21 flights to Libyan airports in Tripoli, Benina-Benghazi (1050 km east of Tripoli) and Sebha (800 km south of Tripoli).

Emirati Airways, on its part, will operate a Libya-UAE route with 28 flights linking Dubai to Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha from 2009.