Air Libya begins BAe 146 operations


Air Libya BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ

Air Libya BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ at Genève (Jean-Luc Altherr)

Air Libya began operations with former Flybe BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191 ex G-JEBD) on 17 February. The 146 had been prepared by KLM Engineering at Norwich, then ferried to Kemble on 6 January for HF radio installation. Following an air test on 3 February, she was ferried to Birmingham on 4 February, and then ferried to Benghazi via Nice on 5 February. Once she received her certification from the Libyan civil aviation authority, she operated her first passenger charter on 17 February. Since then, she has operated a number of charters, domestically and internationally. One such charter took her as far afield as Prague, via Malta, on 8 March.

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