According to a report from Libya Herald, the government in Beida [Baida] has announced that an airbase south of Marj is to become an international airport.
Using the facility at Kheroba would be expected to ease congestion at Labraq, which now serves as the main international airport for much of Libya.
However, with a runway of just 1,400 metres, it is too short to allow an Airbus 320 or a Boeing 737 with a full payload to take off.
Benghazi's Benina airport, just 85 kilometres away, remains shut because of continuing clashes, and is expected to remain closed for some months.
(Source: Libya Herald)
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