Egypt resumes air flights to Libya
Egypt-Libya, Economics, 7/14/2000
Sources at the Egyptian airlines company announced that the company resumed its air flights to Tripoli on Thursday after the embargo used to be imposed on Libya was lifted since one year.
The sources added that the first plane which took off was boarding 133 passengers including an official delegation of 62 officials working in the sector of transport in Egypt.
The chairman of the Egyptian airlines company Muhammad Fahim al-Rayan told the press that the company will organize two flights to Tripoli every week and the number of the flights are to be increased whenever it is necessary.
However, the Libyan airline company which resumed flights to Egypt last Saturday is intending to make 8 air flights weekly to be increased to 12 next month.
Rafik Yusef, manager of the Libyan airlines station in Cairo airport, said that the first trip has arrived from Beni Ghazi with 57 passengers on board and it came back with 2 passengers only while the second trip from Tripoli had 62 passengers and came back with 20 passengers on board.
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