Tripoli Airport to Close for 3 Months

Libya Herald reports that Tripoli International Airport is to close for runway repairs in six weeks time.

The work is planned to take three months, during which time all domestic and international flights will move to the military airbase at Mitiga on the eastern side of the city.

The Ministry of Transport source did not say who will be carrying out the work, or the cost of the project.

At the moment the only civilian carrier using Mitiga is Buraq Air. Libyan Airlines is planning to relocate some operations there but the move is not planned until some time next year.

An official from one foreign airline, who asked not to be named, told the Libya Herald that this was the first that he had heard about the repair work.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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