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Qatar Airways To Benghazi From Nov 1st!  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5405 times:

QR announced TODAY 4-flights a week to the liberated city of Benghazi on eastern Libya. Strangely flights are due to start on Nov. 1st, a week from today! Very very strange to announce a relatively long haul route within a short time: political route.

4 times a week with A320s. Not sure if its bookable

Funny how the article TOTALLY ignored the civil war that is happening/has happened in Libya!

Quote:


Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights to Libya's second largest city of Benghazi on November 1. Operating four-times-a-week non-stop from Doha, the newest route will take the number of destination launches by the airline to 15 during 2011.

from: http://www.ameinfo.com/279179.html


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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5019 times:

Yeah well I was flying into Basrah with QR back in mid 2003 when Im sure guns were still rattling around outside! Im not surprised. Its just a PR thing!


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):



Yeah well I was flying into Basrah with QR back in mid 2003 when Im sure guns were still rattling around outside! Im not surprised. Its just a PR thing!

Probably.

The funny thing is that its not even bookable via the website. It is just mentioned in the NEWS section.

I didnt know that QR actually started Basra back then in 2003! I thought they just announced it, but never went through with it.



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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Yup, they operated probably about a dozen flights before the limelight faded and they stopped doing it. I did about 2 of them!


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User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2835 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Would be nice if true. Can anybody confirm that THY has actually started their operations to TPI? I heard from someone from Libya that they do not fly on a regular basis.

Furthermore, what does it help to have a nice connection if the new visa requirements are not clear?


User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2775 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
Can anybody confirm that THY has actually started their operations to TPI?

I am guessing TIP?

Has either airport officially reopened?

Wikipedia shows resumption dates for a number of airlines...is this accurate?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli_International_Airport

Isn't there a ton of shoulder fired Stinger like missles not accounted for? I would think that would be of concern to airlines from NATO countries...


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
Would be nice if true. Can anybody confirm that THY has actually started their operations to TPI? I heard from someone from Libya that they do not fly on a regular basis.

See it for yourself. TK operates to Mitiga, not Tripoli, probably due to safety and security issues.

http://tr.flightaware.com/live/flight/THY636


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 3):
Yup, they operated probably about a dozen flights before the limelight faded and they stopped doing it. I did about 2 of them!
Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
Yeah well I was flying into Basrah with QR back in mid 2003 when Im sure guns were still rattling around outside! Im not surprised. Its just a PR thing!

Never heard of this, I know they were to do Kabul in 2004 which they cancelled few weeks prior to starting.


User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 3):
The funny thing is that its not even bookable via the website. It is just mentioned in the NEWS section.

It is the advantage of the first comer. This new Libya has lots of potential. There is not much of an airline industry left after the demise of Gaddafi and the 6-8 month long civil war. Getting a firm hold in this market would be an advantage over prospective competitors, both from fellow Gulf Carriers and Europeans alike. It is also a low risk entry as the market is first being explored and performance assessed with the 320. I see the start of more QR routes in Libya, and the upgauging to larger equipment in selected markets.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):

This link says those were humanitarian charters http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rc...IKOUOX4QC3fbnzSyudKVVsPa7g&cad=rja


User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2835 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 6):
See it for yourself. TK operates to Mitiga, not Tripoli, probably due to safety and security issues.

http://tr.flightaware.com/live/fligh...HY636

Thanks for that information and the link, which was very helpful. I sent this link to our local representative, who had told me that THY had made only one flight and then stopped the activites....   


User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2835 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 6):
See it for yourself. TK operates to Mitiga, not Tripoli, probably due to safety and security issues.

Just received this information:

Quote:
Monday, November 7, 2011
TRIPOLI – Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Airlines (THY) flew 98 passengers to Tripoli yesterday, marking the first time an international passenger flight landed at Tripoli Airport after the Libyan war ended. The Tripoli Airport had just been reopened to international passenger traffic yesterday.
THY scheduled flights to land at Tripoli Airport every day of the week except Fridays as of Nov. 7. The U.N. Security Council had closed Tripoli Airport to air traffic under a March 18 resolution. The council ended all interventions and operations in Libya as of Oct. 31.
Protests began against the Gadhafi regime on Feb. 17 and turned into clashes that rapidly spread throughout Libya’s large cities. Clashes ended when the Libyan National Transition Council declared independence Oct. 23.
Last month THY announced that it had resumed flights to Libya’s second biggest city Benghazi.


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):

This link says those were humanitarian charters http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rc...d=rja

I think they turned out as humanitarian charters but they were also advertised at the time as a new scheduled flight even appearing in the Oryx magazine route map and the big glass route map on the wall of the ticket office in City Center mall Doha!



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 12):
I think they turned out as humanitarian charters but they were also advertised at the time as a new scheduled flight even appearing in the Oryx magazine route map and the big glass route map on the wall of the ticket office in City Center mall Doha!

Not at all, I think. You can create a booking and travel through the QR website, no problem.



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