August 12: Afriqiyah Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 aircraft to serve long-haul operations on routes from Tripoli to Africa and Europe.
Afriqiyah Airways was formed in 2001 and currently has a fleet of two A319s and five A320s. It ordered three A330s in 2006, six A350-800s in 2007 and will take delivery of a further ten A320 family aircraft in the coming years.
“We are looking forward to introducing the A330 on our rapidly expanding network,” said Ramah Ettir, Chief Executive Officer of Afriqiyah Airways. “Its outstanding economics and commonality with our existing fleet will enable Afriqiyah to continue to expand our affordable and reliable services and further strengthen our market position.”