Afriqiyah Airways has resumed its non-stop service between Gatwick and Tripoli, operating three times-weekly using A320 aircraft.
Along with BA and Bmi the Libyan carrier cancelled flights last year following the outbreak of political unrest in the country.
The relaunched flights depart Tripoli at 0830, arriving into Gatwick at 1100, with the return leg leaving the London airport at 1230 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at 1700.
BA also resumed its Heathrow-Tripoli route in May (see online news January 23), but Bmi’s short-lived service (it had originally launched flights just a week before the outbreak of unrest) did not relaunch due to the purchase of the carrier by BA’s parent company IAG (see online news May 21).
Report by Mark Caswell