Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 13 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
Now that the US government has lifted the travel ban to Libya (Yahoo News 2/26/04) I wonder what airline will be the best way to travel to Tripoli from the US. I have heard that Libya is a very beautiful country.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
BA serve TIP daily from LHR (a mainline route, not even GB Airways)
SR serve TIP (3 days a week) and BEN (2 days a week) from ZRH
AZ serve TIP from FCO and MXP (3 or 4 days week from each)
KL serve TIP from AMS (3 days a week)
OS serve TIP from VIE (3 days a week)
LH serve TIP from FRA (2 or 3 days a week)
There are spectacular Roman remains in Libya, some of the best preserved (and in some cases, reconstructed) sites in the world - I'd love to go.
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1966 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3251 times:
There already exist connections from DFW and IAH using BA/LH/KL. Given that major alliances are represented in this service, I think the business market will be well covered (for now). My guess is not to look for direct US carrier service to Libya because, like Angola, oil execs will mostly likely be using private charters.
VCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
Libya is actually a really beautiful country. For several years the Italians were banned to visit Libya, after the Colonel Khadafi took over the country in the '60s.. and he expelled all the Italian citizen, even the hundred of thousands of Italians who born in Libya when it was part of the Italian Kingdom. Since the half of the '90s, the relations turned and Alitalia started again to serve Tripoli from Milan MXP and Rome FCO.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
I don't think anyone will ever serve this route direct. British Caledonian used to offer excellent connections between their Dallas and Houston flights (DC10) and their Tripoli flights (BAC111, A310). Add in their Scottish and Saudi services, and you see they really were the ultimate oilman's airline
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
There won`t be any direct service for a longtime. Not until and if large numbers of US oil workers are there. Don`t forget that UK and Canadians amongst others have run their oil industry for decades, so it`s not like a whole new market opening up. As for Libya being a beautiful place, I just don`t get it. The Libya I work in is the most desolate, empty bit of real estate around. The coast can be pretty, but Tripoli is literally covered in garbage, lying everywhere you go. The Roman ruins I`ve heard are great, but don`t expect some Mediterranean paradise. As for the desert, it is thousands of square kilometers of nothing. Sand, rocks, and oil camps. Thats it. I admit I haven`t been to Benghazi or the Green mountains yet, but I have my doubts about it as well. We are talking about the same Libya, aren`t we?
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
Cedarjet-I suspect there`s a difference between working somewhere, and going on a vacation there. I`ve never been to Lebanon, so I can`t offer a comparison. The attitude of the Libyans I`ve talked to is strangely schizophrenic- on the one hand they`re pissed off about Iraq, yet they`re as happy as can be about the prospect of US oil companies coming back to Libya. Doesn`t make sense to me........
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
Air Malta (KM) operates more flights to Libya than any other airline. Of course, flights originate and end in Malta (MLA). Unfortunately KM does not fly to the US. But you can get a thru fare from JFK to MLA thru LON (VS/KM), spend a few relaxing days in MLA then proceed to TIP. MLA is very rich in history and beautiful sights. Of course, it is not the cheapest way to fly to TIP but if you like mixing business with pleasure this is a suggestion.