British Airways returns to Libya and fills Cimber Sterling void

  • British Airways resumed services to Libya’s capital Tripoli (TIP) on 1 May after flights were suspended when the recent civil war broke out in the country. The three weekly flights from London Heathrow (LHR) will increase to daily in September. Flights operate with A320 aircraft. The airline also, though its franchisee Sun-Air of Scandinavia, took up three routes on 7 May that previously were operated by now-defunct Cimber Sterling. All three are from Jutland, the Danish mainland, to capitals of fellow Scandinavian countries. From Billund (BLL), the airline now operates to Stockholm Bromma (BMA) and Oslo (OSL), while Aalborg (AAL) also got a connection with the Norwegian capital. Each of the three routes is operated 11 times weekly; from Billund with 32-seat Dornier 328 aircraft and from Aalborg with 18-seat Jetstream 31s.

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