Tag Archives | Labraq Airport

Benghazi Airport Reopens

By John Lee. Benghazi's Benina International Airport has reopened to commercial flights, just days after the defeat of terrorist groups in the city. The airport closed three years ago due to fighting, forcing travelers to use Labraq airport, a four-hour drive to the east of Benghazi. The first outbound flights were to Tripoli, Kufra and the Jordanian […]

Buraq Air Ceases Operations

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that Buraq Air has stopped all flights, closed its office in Tripoli, and has been uncontactable. Staff at the airline, which had been flying from Mitiga to Labraq and Tobruk, told Libya Herald that the company is in financial difficulties. Last month it suspended its service between Mitiga and Tunis. […]

More Russian Banknotes arrive in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that the third delivery of banknotes from Russia, ordered by the parallel Central Bank of Libya (CBL) based in Beida, has arrived at Labraq airport. It says that despite this delivery of LD 750 million, and previous deliveries including several hundred million dinars to Tripoli CBL from British […]

Airport Strikes End

Libya Herald reports that a strike by ground staff at Tobruk and Labraq airports has ended. The short-lived strike was over unpaid salaries, with workers said to be five months in arrears. A spokesman for Tobruk Airport said both sides were satisfied with the agreement. (Source: Libya Herald) (Strike image via Shutterstock)

Labraq Airport Reopens

Libya Herald reports that Labraq [Al Abraq] Airport has reopened after a 24-hour closure, with all flights now operating as normal. The director general of the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) told the Libya Herald that the closure was due to a dispute about immigration control, not security. Airport director Abu Bakr al-Abaidi had previously told […]

90% of Planes at Tripoli Airport Destroyed

Shelling of Tripoli airport has destroyed an estimated 90 percent of the planes parked there, according to Reuters. Government spokesman Ahmed Lamine said on Tuesday that the government has studied the possibility of calling in international forces to help with security. It was not immediately clear how many planes were destroyed, but the airport serves […]

Foreign Nationals Cannot Enter via Labraq Airport

Libya Herald reports that foreign nationals will no longer be able to enter Libya via Beida’s Labraq Airport (pictured) due to concerns about security. The airport is currently being used by airlines affected by the closure of Benghazi’s Benina Airport, including Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airlines, Tunisair and Buraq Air. The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) […]