Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Flights From USA To Libya  
User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3797 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.


God bless through Jesus, Jeff
13 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3758 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.


User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Since Tripoli is a very important place for the oil industry, I wonder what airlines will set up flights (code-share or direct) from Dallas and/or Houston.


God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1978 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Jeff,
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.



It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3615 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.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7924 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3604 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
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

JGPH1A
SR is since 01 LX.

Libya is really a great place to visit and I hope I can visit it again soon ...



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Swissgabe - sorry ! Force d'habitude... for me LX is Crossair, SR is Swiss(air). Some things are just fossilised in the brain.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3516 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?  Big grin

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7924 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Avt007, your description sounds pretty plausible. It's not exactly Lebanon, is it?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 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........

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

I find barren desert locales like North Africa have their own charm, just as do the lush green highlands of Scotland.

Air Malta (KM) also fly there.



.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Is it probable that we'd see a direct flight to Iraq first before Libya?

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3305 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.

http://www.visitmalta.com


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Flights From USA To Israel posted Sun Sep 4 2005 14:35:40 by SNBru
Flights From USA To Havana, Cuba posted Tue Jan 13 2004 21:39:14 by Stpeterc
No Direct Flights From Pakistan To USA posted Sat Aug 12 2006 23:23:16 by LAXDESI
Iberia Flights From MAD To GIB posted Thu Nov 23 2006 14:19:26 by Nickllhill
Qatar Airways Flights From KUL To KTM? posted Sun Nov 5 2006 10:25:30 by Nickofatlanta
Charter Flights From ATL To Europe posted Tue Aug 8 2006 02:05:38 by BWIA330
B6 Adds Flights From Northeast To Florida posted Thu Aug 3 2006 14:35:26 by InTheSky74
Evacuee Flights From Cyprus To BWI posted Thu Jul 27 2006 01:49:05 by Barleybo
Three Flights From Cyprus To BWI Any Info? posted Wed Jul 19 2006 23:16:07 by Boeinglover24
722 Flights From OKC To CUN posted Wed Jun 21 2006 22:40:28 by Starstream707