Air Libya adds Avro RJ100s


Air Libya RJ100 G-CCTB

RJ100 G-CCTB shows Air Libya’s new colors (John Coates)

Air Libya is planning to add two Avro RJ100s to its fleet. The first of these, former FaroeJet RJ100 G-CCTB (msn E3234), was ferried to Hurn on 9 November from Bacău, where she had been in storage since November 2011. She was rolled out on 20 November wearing a new company color scheme, with titles in English on the port side and Arabic to starboard. She was then ferried to Kemble on the following day for further work by Chevron Technical Services. She is expected to be delivered by the end of the month, with a second RJ100 following by year’s end as 5A-FLB. Air Libya already operates two BAe 146s: series 300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191), and series 200 ZS-SOV (msn E2077) on lease from South Africa’s Vulkan Air. It has also recently leased a Boeing 737-400 from Tailwind Aviation. The additions are allowing Air Libya to resume domestic services to the southern town of Kufra, which had been suspended in September due to lack of capacity, with most of the airline’s fleet dedicated to its contract with the Waha Oil Company.

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