British Airways set to add fifth weekly UK-Tripoli flight

UK-based airline, British Airways, is introducing more choice for customers as it plans to increase its schedule of flights to Libya with a fifth weekly service from London to Tripoli starting February, the Libya Herald has reported.

The first Wednesday flight is scheduled for February 26, departing from London Heathrow at 9:20 am and arriving in Tripoli at 2:50 pm. The return flight leaves Tripoli International Airport at 3:50 pm and arrives in London at 5:40 pm.

‘The flights are scheduled on popular travel days for business customers, and arrive and depart at reasonable times, so they are able to make onward connections,’ said British Airways’ commercial manager for North Africa, Sarah Cain. She added that the extra service would offer customers greater convenience and flexibility.

‘Libya is a very important market for BA and we are very pleased with the strong demand we have seen for our Tripoli route, both inbound and outbound,’ Ms Cain reportedly said in November when the airline decided to keep its fourth weekly service between London and Tripoli over the winter season. ‘The increased frequency also gives more flexibility to the rising number of passengers we see flying into Libya, as interest in the North African markets continues to grow.’

Starting from February 26, British Airways will fly between London Heathrow and Tripoli International Airport on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets for the additional Wednesday flight are available with immediate effect.

North Africa is one of the markets that British Airways is presently focusing on. In addition to daily flights to Algeria and Egypt, and five flights a week to Tunisia, British Airways has increased its flights to Marrakech, in Morocco, from daily to 10 per week.