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Buraq Air

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Destinations  7
Headquarters  Tripoli, Libya
Fleet size  5
Website  www.buraq.aero
Founded  2000
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Focus cities  Benghazi (Benina International Airport)
Key people  Mohamed Bubeida (Chairman)

Buraq air

Buraq Air (El-Buraq Air Transport Inc) is an airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. It operates scheduled domestic and international services to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Buraq also operates passenger and cargo charter services and flights in support of CHC. Until recently, the airline's hub was Mitiga Airport, which, although smaller than Tripoli International Airport, is much closer to the city centre of Tripoli. Its new hub is Tripoli International.


Its name comes from the buraq, a creature on which the Islamic prophet, Muhammad is believed to have flown from Mecca to Jerusalem, and from there to the various heavens.

Buraq air


The airline was established on 22 October 2000, and started operations on 15 November 2001; it is the first privately owned airline in Libya. It is also known as Buraq Air Transport

As a consequence of the Libyan Civil War and the resulting no-fly zone over the country enforced by NATO in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, all flight operations with Buraq Air were terminated on 17 March 2011.


Following the Libyan Civil War, Buraq Air offers scheduled flights to the following destinations as of November 2014

Terminated destinations

These following destinations were suspended due to the Libyan civil war:

  • Egypt
  • Alexandria (Alexandria International Airport)
  • Cairo (Cairo International Airport)
  • Morocco
  • Rabat (Rabat-SalĂ© Airport)
  • Asia
  • Syria
  • Aleppo (Aleppo International Airport)
  • Europe
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo (Sarajevo International Airport)
  • Fleet

    The Buraq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):

    Libyan civil war

    Buraq air was grounded during the Libyan Civil War. As of 25 August 2011, at least two 737-800s were still visible on the tarmac of Tripoli International Airport. No Buraq Air planes have been reported damaged or destroyed.

    Accidents and incidents

  • On 17 April 2013, a Buraq B737-800 was hit by gun fire while approaching Tripoli International Airport on a domestic flight from Benghazi. There were no injuries and only limited damage; the aircraft made a normal landing.
  • References

    Buraq Air Wikipedia

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