PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10959 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4823 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.
Alberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4801 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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ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4681 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.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8657 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4463 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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Hentzz From Estonia, joined Mar 2006, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4452 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.
Flaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4384 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.