Afriqiyah Airways flying regularly from Rome to Tripoli

In spite of the current situation in Libya (120 dead, fights all around the country, Benghazi airport closed, etc – for a live update I suggest following the story on Twitter using the hastag #feb17 or #Libya) Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U 00947 from Rome to Tripoli flew regularly on Feb. 19, 2011 (with 1,5 hrs of delay). I took this picture of the Airbus 319 registered 5A-ONI at 15.00LT immediately after take off from RWY25 at Rome – Fiumicino airport.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.