Tag Archives | Airports

UNSMIL Condemns Attack on Mitiga Airport

UNSMIL: latest attacks on Mitiga Airport, a direct threat to the lives of civilian passengers; perpetrators will face accountability Following another attack today, 01 September, on Mitiga airport UNSMIL dispatched an assessment mission to the airport. The mission was able to confirm that four projectiles struck the civilian parts of the airport; three projectiles landed […]

Libya Reopens Sebha Airport

By John Lee. Sebha [Sabha] airport (pictured) has reportedly reopened, having been closed since January 2014 due to security problems. According to Reuters, a commercial flight from Benghazi landed at the southern airport on Friday. (Source: Reuters)

UN Condemns Attacks on Mitiga Airport

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the repeated indiscriminate shelling targeting Mitiga airport, the only indispensable functioning airport available for use by millions of civilians and for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the greater Tripoli area. These attacks have continued unabated since […]

UN condemns the LNA Attack on Mitiga Airport

Statement by the Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Mitiga [Meitiga] Airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this […]

Mitiga Airport diverts Flights after Rocket Attack

By John Lee. Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport has reportedly diverted flights after a rocket attack on Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, according to BBC. The attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata. (Sources: Reuters, BBC)

Libya Unity forces take Control of Tripoli Airport

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government take control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, after the withdrawal of rival militias from the site:

Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]