AF022
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Is Libyan Airspace Open?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:08 pm

Before with political problems Libyan airspace was closed and airlines were avoiding Libya. Is Libyan airspace now open? Anyone flight over North Africa able to look at their monitors?
 
MHTripple7
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RE: Is Libyan Airspace Open?

Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:19 am

Airspace is definitely open. Afriqiyah has been flying again for quite some time now. Not sure about whether airlines are overflying Libya at this point though.
 
JU241
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RE: Is Libyan Airspace Open?

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:06 am

Yes there are overflying routes, I was able to track the likes of SA and LH milking the FRA-JNB route. Flightradar24 shows the planes flying up to Sicily and Malta, then they disappear from the screens (Libyan ATC filtering all data?)
 
Viscount724
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RE: Is Libyan Airspace Open?

Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:42 pm

Quoting JU241 (Reply 2):
Yes there are overflying routes, I was able to track the likes of SA and LH milking the FRA-JNB route. Flightradar24 shows the planes flying up to Sicily and Malta, then they disappear from the screens (Libyan ATC filtering all data?)

Flightradar24 is based on ADS-B data (and FAA data for flights in the U.S.). I doubt there's anyone in Libya with ADS-B receivers providing the data to Flightradar24 which is no doubt why the flights disappear when they leave European airspace.
http://www.flightradar24.com/how-it-works

[Edited 2012-11-29 13:43:23]