Afriqiyah Airways introduces nonstop service between Tripoli and Beijing


TRIPOLI, Libya – As of November 2, 2010, Afriqiyah Airways is operating twice weekly non-stop flights between Tripoli and Beijing.

The new route offers business travelers the first non-stop flight between Tripoli and Beijing and has been scheduled to provide convenient flight times, as well as good connections, to the African network of Afriqiyah Airways.

Afriqiyah Airways is utilizing A330-200 equipment on the new service between the Libyan and Chinese capitals, which provides 30 seats in business class and 200 economy class seats. Travelers in business class enjoy the superior comfort of fully-reclining seats. Business Class passengers connecting on Afriqiyah flights utilizing A319 and A320 aircraft will experience extra wide 4-abreast seating that rivals the first class service on premium carriers. The aircraft can also carry up to 8 cargo pallets.

The new flight departs Tripoli at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and arrives in Beijing at 2:30 am the following day. The flight leaves Beijing at 05:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays and arrives at Tripoli at 11:30 am.

The new service offers round-trip connections to Abidjan, Accra, Bangui, Bamako, Kinshasa, Khartoum, Lagos, Niamey, and Nouakchott. Out of the US, interline fares are in cooperation with US Airways.


The Afriqiyah Airways fleet is composed of five Airbus 320-200s, three Airbus 319-111s, and three Airbus 330-200s…eleven aircraft in total. The planes are painted in red, green, yellow, and black which represent the colors of Africa. They also feature the date 9.9.99 which refers to the date on which the African union agreement was signed.


Afriqiyah Airways is based in Tripoli, Libya, and flies to:

EUROPE: Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Lyon, Milan, Paris, and Rome

AFRICA: Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Bangui, Benghazi, Cairo, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lome, N’djamena, Niamey, and Ouagadougou

FAR EAST: Beijing

MIDDLE EAST: Jeddah and Dubai


In North America, Afriqiyah is represented through its six offices in Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver. Reservations can be contacted at 877.359.0999.