Friday, December 9, 2011

Etihad launches Tripoli flights

United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad Airways will launch its first flight to Tripoli, Libya's capital, on January 17.
The thrice a week flights (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays) will be operated by an Airbus A320 which offers 162 Coral Economy seats.
“We are delighted to be able to launch these flights and do all we can to help the country get back on its feet at this critical point in Libya’s history,” said Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan.
Initially, Etihad will fly to Tripoli via Alexandria in Egypt, however, nonstop flights will be offered once Tripoli's infrastructure can support the airline.
Etihad's flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 8am and arrive at Alexandria at 10:30am. From Alexandria, it will take off at 11:15am and will land Tripoli at 2:15pm.
Tripoli is Etihad's fifth North African destination and 73rd globally.