spiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
Having seen both A320s in Libyan Airlines colors at Manchester the past weeks, I was wondering what the current fleet looks like. The A320s at MAN are leased from Nouvelair Tunesie (TS-INN and TS-INP). Any other planes in use? Are the CRJ900s back in use?
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
Libya would have been blacklisted by the European Union because of a lack of safety oversight by the civil aviation authority. To avoid being blacklisted, the Libyan government banned its own carriers from flying to the European Union until further notice since April of this year. It was supposed to be a ban until November 22 but I guess we can now say "until further notice" as it is still in place. This is why several Libyan carriers have wet-leased aircraft from carriers in other countries to operate their flights to the EU.
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