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Who Will Now Fly To Libya?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2908 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/15/libya/index.html

Now that full diplomatic relations will be restored, will any U.S carriers fly to Libya? Is there any chance that their national airline will order new aircraft and resume services to the U.S ???


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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9097 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Good chance that Libyan Arab will fly to the US but I do not see a US major going there. None of them serves Algeria and there is oil traffic as well.

They need new or second hand aircraft badly, my guess is that Airbus gets the preference.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

http://images1.jetphotos.net/images/t/tsinj2909IMG_7776.jpg.24670.jpg


Seeing as how their short and long haul fleet is made up of Airbus, will they buy a fleet of A330's or wait for the A350 ???




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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
Good chance that Libyan Arab will fly to the US but I do not see a US major going there.

There are several U.S carriers such as World Airways that fly regularly into Iraq. Perhaps there will be a great demand now as U.S businesses invest money into Libya........



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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9097 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 3):

There are several U.S carriers such as World Airways that fly regularly into Iraq. Perhaps there will be a great demand now as U.S businesses invest money into Libya........

Yes, I have seen them here at FRA until the AB closed last year. But the business World and others are flying into Iraq is not the same as the potential Libyan business. Because Col. Ghaddafi got the message, there are now Diplomatic relations and the traffic potential is a lot less than that to Iraq.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

What about potential traffic from European or Russian carriers. Will Air France use their specially configured Dedicate all business class A318's on potential business or oil routes. As you can see Libya would fit right in.....





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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

For now, I think AF pax are routed through AMS (KL has a thrice-weekly TIP service). Other european carriers that currently serve Libya: OS, LH, MA, BA, AZ. (maybe even LX)


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

If any airline would start, I suspect Afriqiyah would take a bold decision to fly to the US, given their amazing expansion over the last couple of years. This airline has shown the largest growth in terms of routes recently, while Libyan Arab has somewhat been stagnant.

User currently offlineLXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 5):
Will Air France use their specially configured Dedicate all business class A318's on potential business or oil routes. As you can see Libya would fit right in.....

Hmm pretty old map ?!?
Check:
Africa
There's also: Nouakchott, N�Djamena and Riyadh
Doha and Kuwait aren't sereved anymore by AF only by KL.

p.s. it's a A319LR, not A318.

Quoting AJO (Reply 6):
Other european carriers that currently serve Libya: OS, LH, MA, BA, AZ. (maybe even LX)

yes, LX do serve TIP, and used to fly to BEN (Benghazi - Benina), but they did closed the destination, even as they were the only Star Alliance airline flying to BEN.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

I imagine all that will happen is codeshares - e.g. UA codesharing on LH flights, AA codesharing on BA flights etc


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 2):
Seeing as how their short and long haul fleet is made up of Airbus, will they buy a fleet of A330's or wait for the A350 ???

There were noises about a year ago that Libya was interested in 777s; partially because they were genuinely interested in them, and partially as political reciprocity.



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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

I definetly do not see any US carrier, at least the legacies, flying to Libya for a long time. US carriers have basically no presence in the Middle East/Africa except for TLV.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Maybe AirTran will start service to Libya  Big grin


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

I'd bet on just code-shares...UA /USon LH through FRA, DL on AZ through MXP/FCO, CO/NW on KL through AMS, AA on BA through LHR would be the possibilities.

Jeff


User currently offlineDean From Hungary, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 6):
urrently serve Libya: OS, LH, MA, BA, AZ. (maybe even LX)

I think, MA doesn't serve anymore TIP, maybe only as a summer charter destination...


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8031 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

No way will a US carrier do Libya. Truthfully, the restoration of diplomatic relations doesn't mean much, the US has never had a problem buying oil from it's "enemies" - in the 90s, 20% of oil imported by the US was from Iraq. And they're buying plenty from Iran right now. It doesn't require 200 seats a day to an oil producing nation to buy it's oil, just the occasional Falcon 20 or Gulfstream IV with a VP- registration. A direct airline link would only be for the benefit of Americans with Libyan heritage visiting the Old Country or Libyans emigrating to the New World, which can be easily done by flying Austrian, Alitalia or Malev.


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User currently offlineHentzz From Estonia, joined Mar 2006, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

I don't think they'll wait for the A350, maybe some A330 but I'll see them operating some B767. Besides they'll need the aircrafts right away, because there will be huge business traffic to Libya due to oil.

[Edited 2006-05-15 20:53:06]

User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1252 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

I think it will take quite some time before any traffic would build beyond expanded code shares. After all, with no relations for 27 years and insignificant ex-pat communities of either nation residing in the other there isnt much to build on at the moment. Though Im certainly no expert on either country, I would look for a much slower buildup in US-Libya than for example what we are now seeing between the US and Vietnam after the normalization of relations. Nothing against Libya at all, its just that there were much stronger prior business and family relationships with Vietnam and its still been a very gradual buildup. In any case, this is definitely something I am glad to see.

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3193 times:

QR flies there as well, what ever happened to the Bouraq or whatever it was called 738 order?


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