Tag Archives | Tripoli International Airport

Clashes Shut Mitiga Airport

By John Lee. In what has been described heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, the city’s Mitiga Airport has been closed and at least 20 people have been killed. The clashes came following a failed attempt to release militants from a nearby jail. Several planes are reported to have been damaged. (Source: Reuters)

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport’s refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]

Italy Defends Consortium Rebuilding Tripoli Airport

By John Lee. The Italian Embassy in Libya has rejected claims that the Italian consortium that was awarded the contract to rebuild Tripoli International Airport (TIA) passenger terminal is a fake company that disappeared after signing. Africa Intelligence said that Consorzio Aeneas consisted of two small firms operating on a very small scale, and that […]

First Landing in Tripoli Int’l Airport since 2014

By John Lee. Libya Observer reports that a Libyan Airlines plane has landed in Tripoli International Airport (TIA) for the first time since the airport was damaged by fighting in 2014. The jet was carrying President Fayez Al-Serraj and his accompanying delegation returning from Ethiopia. The airport was officially reopened in February. (Source: The Libya Observer)

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 to Reopen by end of March

The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) has stated that Tripoli International Airport will to be reopened before the end of March. Recent photographs of the airport indicate that the site will require a significant amount of work and it is somewhat debatable as to whether the airport can return to full operational effectiveness so soon. […]

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 […]

Italian firm to Rebuild Tripoli International Airport

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the GNA’s Transport Minister-designate, Milad Matoog, confirmed that an Italian company will commence work on rebuilding the destroyed Tripoli International Airport (TIA) early in 2017. Addressing a forum on the Libyan transport sector organized by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company — which owns both Libyan Airlines and […]