Tag Archives | Tobruk Airport

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 […]

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. […]

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)

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines has reportedly re-started its daily flight from Istanbul to Misrata, 200km to the east of Tripoli. Special envoy to Libya Emrullah Isler said the airline is also considering routes to the eastern cities Tobruk and Bayda. Regarding the political situation in Libya, Reuters reports Isler as saying that Turkey was prepared to play […]

Tobruk International Airport Opened

Tobruk International Airport has been officially opened, reports Libya Herald. The first international passenger flight took off to Alexandria in Egypt, with sixty passengers paying LD 235 [$185] each for the return flight. Tobruk, the oldest airport in Libya, had previously only offered internal flights. According to the report, there will be two flights every […]

Tobruk Airport Moves Towards International Status

A committee from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority has visited Tobruk airport to assess equipment and systems before it can be licensed as an international airport. The committee checked the facilities and reviewed safety equipment and procedures. Airport director Mohamed Manfour said that the airport’s facilities and capabilities were in no way inferior to those […]