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Libyan Airlines

Libyan Arab Airlines
Airline
AirlineLibyan Airlines
الخطوط الجوية الليبية
IATALN
ICAOLAA
CallsignLIBYAN
Founded1964
Commenced operations1965
Airline hubTripoli International Airport
Focus citiesBenina International Airport
Fleet size13
Destinations29 (currently suspended)
Parent companyLibyan Afriqiyah Aviation Holding Company
(since 2007)
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
Key peopleMohamed M. Ibsem (Chairman) 

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Libyan Airlines ( ; transliterated: al-Khutut al-Jawiyah al-Libiyah), known as Libyan Arab Airlines over several decades, is the national flag carrier airline of Libya. Based in Tripoli, it operates scheduled passenger and cargo services within Libya and to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the majority of which leave from Tripoli International Airport. Benina International Airport in Benghazi serves as a secondary base. The company is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the International Air Transport Association.

Due to the 2011 Libyan civil war, the airline has been grounded since March of that year. Also, the proposed privatization and merger with Afriqiyah Airways, which originally was planned to be effective in November 2010, has been postponed.


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