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( CHICAGO (airline code 8U ) is pleased to announce its expansion into U. S. market with the opening of four Sales and Ticketing offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York.

Afriqiyah Airways was founded in 2001 to showcase a re-emerging Libya to the world stage. It flies a fleet of new Airbus 320 planes on its regional routes and has ordered new Airbus 330 aircraft for its more distant expansion cities. With rapidly improving commercial and political relations between the United States and Libya the carrier felt this was the time to establish a presence. In addition to growing commercial ties with the USA, Libya has a stupendous wealth of Roman and indigenous historic tourism sites and venues of keen interest to intrepid American travelers.

Afriqiyah Airways currently serves six key European cities and connects then with a host of destinations in Central and Western Africa through its home base and hub in Tripoli. The cities served in Europe are Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, London (Gatwick) Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Rome. It also serves Benghazi in Libya.

Cities served in Africa and the Middle East include Cairo, Jeddah, Lome, Bamako, Naimey, Accra, Lagos, Cotonou, Ndjamena, Douala, Khartoum Abidjan, Bangui and Ouagadougou

With the opening of the USA offices Afriqiyah Airways will enhance the services provided to its valued American passengers and travel professionals. Extended reservation hours and sales support are available from 9:00AM on the East coast to 5:00PM on the West coast five days a week. By year’s end these services will be expanded to 12/6 throughout the country.

For further information, please contact AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS on its new toll-free number available across the USA at 1-877-FLY-0999 or visit its

Kazim Ghouse

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