Qatar returns to Libyan capital, Tripoli

Qatar Airways has announced plans to resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli from 2 February with the three times weekly scheduled services between Doha and Tripoli, via Alexandria, resuming after suspending operations last year due to the political situation.


Qatar returns to Libyan capital Tripoli


Qatar Airways has announced plans to resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli from 2 February with the three times weekly scheduled services between Doha and Tripoli, via Alexandria, resuming after suspending operations last year due to the political situation. The carrier had been flying to Tripoli for nine years.

Initially, the re-launched route will be served three-times-a-week, with plans to increase capacity at a later date. Qatar Airways currently flies to Libya’s north eastern Mediterranean port city of Benghazi with four flights each week, direct from Doha.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said reviving the Tripoli flights, now that the political situation had eased, was a welcome boost to the airline’s operations helping meet demand to and from the Libyan capital. “Libya is an important market for us and it was unfortunate that unfolding events there had affected operations on safety grounds of all airlines flying to the country,” he said.