Libya-based Afriqiyah Airways (8U) has converted its order for three Airbus A320s into three A330-300s as part of the carrier’s expansion plans.  The carrier signed commitments for 21 Airbus aircraft at the 2007 Paris Air Show (ATW Daily News, June 25, 2007). The new purchase agreement has not been confirmed by the management. 8U was founded in 2001 and is owned by Libyan government.

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