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Afriqiyah Airways is a state owned airline based in Tripoli, Libya. The airline's main hub is at Tripoli International Airport, and the airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation and the International Air Transport Association. Afriqiyah Airways currently operates a small route network out of Mitiga International Airport instead.
Afriqiyah Airways flies from Tripoli to London Gatwick four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Afriqiyah Airways covers some of the major destinations in Africa like Abidjan, Accra, Lagos, Johannesburg and Douala.
In 2010, Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines were expected to merge into one airline, which was later postponed. As a consequence of the Libyan Civil War and the resulting no-fly zone over the country enforced by NATO, all flight operations by Afriqiyah Airways were terminated on 17 March 2011.
Afriqiyah Airways is the Arabic word for ‘African’ and its aircraft are painted in striking colours of red, green, yellow and black reflecting the colours of Africa.
Afriqiyah Airways offers both Economy and Business class.
The. Afriqiyah’s Economy Class cabin is not your usual Economy class cabin for comfiness. The seats are more spacious with a seat pitch of 31 inches. For entertainment you're offered a variety of film and audio programmes, as well as a periodical magazine to keep you amused for the duration of your flight. Here are the listed features of the Economy class:
Below are the services provided when flying Business class with Afriqiyah Airways. These services are subject to aircraft, however will be available in the majority of Business class cabins:
Afriqiyah Airways' has a different baggage policy for checked and carry-on baggage. Which cabin class you're flying will impact your allowance.
If you're flying Economy class you'll get an allowance of 20kg.
If you're flying Business class you'll get an allowance of 30kg.
If you're flying Economy you're permitted to one piece of hand-luggage and if you're flying Business you're permitted to 2.
All objects must be small enough to fit in the overhead compartment or beneath the seat in front of you.
Delays happen when big baggage can't fit in the overhead bins. Any big luggage that needs to be checked in at the gate may incur excess baggage charges. Please adhere to the previous size criteria mentioned above to prevent delays and fees.
If you're flying with an Infant under 2 years of age and they don't have a seat, they're entitled to 1 piece of carry-on which is a maximum of 10kg and can't exceed dimensions of 115cm.
Afriqiyah Airways' provides support for children, flying alone or as part of a family, as well as passengers with a disability.
If you require extra assistance whilst flying, let the reservation staff know of the requirement. They aim to make their flight as easy and comfortable as possible for their passengers.
As of April 2019, here are a list of locations that Afriqiyah Airways flies to:
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Update: The airport has been closed intermittently since 2011 and flights to and from Tripoli have been using Mitiga International Airport instead.
Misrata Airport is an international airport serving Misrata, the Mediterranean coastal city in the Misrata District of Libya. The airport is also the air base and training center for the Libyan Air Force.
Afriqiyah Airways air fleet consists of 4 Airbus A320 – 200 and 1 Airbus A330 – 300.