AF022
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Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:44 pm

I'm wondering if carriers are overflying. Libya between Europe and South Africa again. I think Eurocontrol stopped this for a time?
 
RL757PVD
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:18 pm

I did AMS-CPT and back this past week (as part of BGM-DTW-AMS-CPT) and we flew over Algeria both directions...

If this link works... its a pic I look of the moving map in flight right around that area... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1998819829373.78817.1809864885&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1998820309385&set=a.1998819829373.78817.1809864885&type=3&theater
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RubberJungle
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:27 am

Libyan airspace is still closed to overflights.
 
AF022
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 2):
Libyan airspace is still closed to overflights.

I'm surprised by this. Is the airspace expected to open soon?
 
virginson937
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:04 pm

VS have been re-routing over Algiers. The VS 601/602 has been doing it both ways to and from JNB. Not sure about the CPT flight but id presume it would as well.

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flyingalex
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:12 pm

Flights to JNB from Europe are still detouring around Libya. One example: my father flew FRA-JNB three weeks ago, and the flight was routed along the Dalmatian Coast, then to Albania, then via Corfu and Heraklion towards Egypt for the eastern detour around Libya.

Quoting rl757pvd (Reply 1):
I did AMS-CPT and back this past week (as part of BGM-DTW-AMS-CPT) and we flew over Algeria both directions...
Quoting virginson937 (Reply 4):
VS have been re-routing over Algiers. The VS 601/602 has been doing it both ways to and from JNB. Not sure about the CPT flight but id presume it would as well.

Both AMS-CPT and LHR-CPT would normally fly over Algeria - flying through Libyan airspace would be a bit of a detour on these routes.
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KL577
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RE: Are Carriers Overflying Libya To Jnb?

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:26 pm

One can check the actual routing of KLM flights on:

http://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/prep...date/arrivals_departures/index.htm

KLM 591 (AMS-JNB) flew over western Libya today.