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Afriqiyah Airways

Afriqiyah Airways
Airline
AirlineAfriqiyah Airways
الخطوط الجوية الأفريقية
IATA8U
ICAOAAW
CallsignAFRIQIYAH
Founded2001
Airline hubTripoli International Airport
Frequent-flyer programRahal
Fleet size12
Destinations30
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
Key peopleCaptain Sabri Saad Shadi (Chairman)

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Afriqiyah Airways ( ) is an airline based in Tripoli, Libya. It operated domestic services between Tripoli and Benghazi and international scheduled services to over 25 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Due to the United Nations "No Fly Zone" instituted under Security Council Resolution 1973 the airline is unable to operate and all operations are therefore currently suspended. Its main base is Tripoli International Airport. The name Afriqiyah comes from the Arabic language word for African. The 9.9.99 logo on the side of Afriqiyah's airplanes refers to the date of the Sirte Declaration which marked the formation of the African Union. The idea was for Afriqiyah to be the "Airline of Africa" with its hub in Tripoli. Afriqiyah Airways is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the International Air Transport Association. The airline generated US$120 million in revenue in 2006. By mid October 2010, Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines (Libya's other state flag carrier) were expected to merge into one airline.


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