Transport

19-12-2010
Libyan Airlines has added a route from Misurata to the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, according to Al Shams.
12-12-2010
The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHC) and German airline Lufthansa signed an aviation safety agreement on 5 December, Al Jamahiriya reported.
12-12-2010
UK-based airline BMI is delaying the launch of its London Heathrow-Tripoli route until February 2011, according to Air & Business Travel News, an aviation industry news website.
05-12-2010
A feasibility study is under way for a $2bn high-speed rail line connecting Benghazi with Tobruk, on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, according to MEED.
14-11-2010
United Aviation, a government-owned business aircraft charter company, has taken delivery of its first Bombardier 60XR Learjet.
14-11-2010
The General People’s Committee (GPC) for Public Security will soon take delivery of its second AgustaWestland helicopter, the state-run news agency PANA has reported.
14-11-2010
The Secretary of the General People’s Committee (GPC) for Railways and high-level officials from the Russian Railways company met on 10 November to review progress on the Benghazi-Sirte railway, Al Jamahiriya has reported.
01-11-2010
The planning and utilities authorities in Sebha, Libya's fourth city, met with the secretaries of the GPCs of Transportation and Utilities to review the progress of ongoing public works projects in the region.
24-10-2010
Afriqiyah Airways says it will begin flights to Beijing from Tripoli on 2 November, marking the Libyan carrier’s first route to the Far East.
24-10-2010
UAE-based airline Emirates will introduce three additional weekly flights from Dubai to Tripoli from 1 November. According to the carrier, the new services will add 40% to its weekly Tripoli route capacity.
24-10-2010
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has signed a $131.5m deal with Libyan Airlines for the purchase of three new CRJ900 NextGen planes to be used in the carrier’s regional flights.
12-08-2010
State-owned carriers Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines have both taken loans from domestic banks to expand their fleet of planes, according to the government-run JANA news agency.
05-08-2010
Libya’s state-owned General National Maritime Transportation Company (GNMTC) has signed a contract to purchase a cruise ship from STX France.
02-07-2010
Russian Railways opened a rail welding plant in Ras Lanuf on 11 June as part of its contract to build a high-speed rail network between Benghazi and Sirte, a 550km stretch of track along the Mediterranean coast.
25-05-2010
Slovenian construction company has SCT signed a $418m contract with the Libyan government to build an eight-lane motorway in Benghazi.