Turkish Airlines Becomes First to Fly Commercial Flight to Tripoli

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  1. sobore
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    A Turkish Airlines passenger plane landed in Tripoli Saturday noon to become the first international commercial flight to arrive in the Libyan capital since the establishment of a no-fly zone in war-torn Libya in March, a Libyan aviation official said.

    The flight from Istanbul, with 43 passengers on board, arrived at the Maitiga International Airport in eastern Tripoli, at about 11:50 local time, he said.

    A crew member of the Boeing 737-800 who identified himself as Ahmed, said that Turkish flights to Libya had been suspended since February 28 as Libya gradually sank into domestic chaos,.

    He went on to say that after the resumption of the route,there will be flights between Istanbul and Tripoli every four days, adding that daily flights might be possible at the end of October.

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  2. GoldenFlyer

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    Actually now Tripoli airport is closed so all flights are from Mitiga and Ben Gazi too so eastern flights are from Baydha but not only Turkish flies many companies such as TunisAir Libyan Ghadames and Buraq Air.

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