Royal Jordanian has decided to resume its regular direct flight operations from Amman to Tripoli, the Libyan capital. It will start operating flights from November 24, 2011. Initially, the airline will operate five flights in a single week to Tripoli. The President of Royal Jordan, Hussein Dabbas stated that the company has decided to reintroduce flights to Tripoli after resuming its flight to Benhazi just two months before on September 15, 2011.
Royal Jordanian stopped operating all its flights to Benghazi and Tripoli, due to the events experienced by Libya during early February. According to Dabbas, the airline took the decision to resume its flight after receiving all the required approvals from the Libyan authorities. Moreover, the airline was further convinced when the Tripoli International Airport announced that it is all prepared to receive flights normally.
Initially, flights to Tripoli will be operated five days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The plane departs from Amman at 11:00 and arrive Tripoli at 15:05. Again, it leaves Tripoli at 16:10 and land at Amman at 19:30 local time.
According to Dabbas, re-connecting Amman with Tripoli and Benghazi through regular flights will highly facilitate the direct travelling of citizens between the two countries. Dabbas stated that the airline also aims to increase the frequency of weekly flights, since it expects that there will also be a hike in traffic in the coming period. Lately, Royal Jordanian is operating three weekly flights to Benghazi. Previously, before seizing its operation to Libya in last February, the airline used to operate five weekly flights to Tripoli and two weekly flights to Benghazi.