International & Internal Flights & Schedules

front view of a plane



As a result of the constantly changing situation in Libya it is extremely difficult to provide permanent updates regarding air travel in Libya. Therefore some of the information found in this page may have changed since it was published. Please confirm with the relevant airliner for the latest updates.


Tripoli Airport: after nearly eight months since the UN bombing campaign came to an end, Tripoli Airport was finally handed over to the transitional authority on Friday the 20th of April 2012. The airport was under the control of militia fighters from Zintan since August 2011. This however turned out to be just ink on paper, as the airport remained in the hands of Zintani brigades until August 2014, when rebel brigades from the "Libya Dawn" alliance took over the airport (and Tripoli itself); destroying large sections and many planes in the process. We advise against all travel to Libya (as of 2015); seemingly the UN's Libya Job accomplished "with precision" - total destruction of infrastructure!


Sabha Airport: according to an announcement made on the 10th of April 2012 by the Prime Minister's Office, the airport of Sabha has "reopened" for business and that all services have returned to "normal".


Ghadames Airport: was officially declared open on the 5th of May 2012, and according to the spokesman of the transitional government, it has been agreed that the previous two weekly flights between Tripoli and Ghadames will resume full service.


Tobruk & Alabrek Airports: both airports were  officially announced in late April 2012 to reopen in May. It was also reported that Alburaq Air has doubled its flight between Alabrek and Tripoli to four flights. This means that all the main airports in Libya are now back to normal. On the 4th of September 2014 both airports will commence operating international flights to Tunis.


British Airways: on the 1st of May 2012 the first British Airways flight since the war had touched down at Tripoli Airport. BA's service between Heathrow and Tripoli will run for three times a week. In January 2014 BA had increased its flights to Tripoli to 5 flights a week. Tunis Air: will resume its service between the island of Djerba and Tripoli to two flights a week: Thursday & Sunday. Both Afriqiyah and Libyan Airlines now run daily flights to and from Tunis.


Misrata Airport: after the clashes at Tripoli Airport (of August 2014) Misrata Airport and Mitiga Airport were used for national and international flights.


Zuwarah Airport: the government has authorised plans to prepare Zuwarah Airport for international flights in August 2014. The decision was outlined by Decree 486 of 2014. However the airport's runway must be extended in order to accommodate the kind of planes used for international navigation. For the time being only medium-sized planes can land and take off from the airport.



International Flights

Air Malta, British Airways and Lufthansa all fly direct to Tripoli. You can also fly to Djerba in Tunisia and then continue your journey over land. If you have arranged to arrive via the Tunisian or Egyptian border, then our guide will meet you at the border to complete all the paper work for you and escort you safely into the country.


Tripoli International Airport

Tripoli International Airport (TIP) is located in the district of Ben Ghashir, about 34km south of the capital's city centre. The airport is run by the Libyan Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau, and handles about 1.5 million passengers a year. Visitors are allowed to bring 200 cigarettes or 250g of cigars or 250g of tobacco, and 250ml of perfume. The following products are in the prohibited items list (according to the previous law) and therefore are not allowed into the country: Israeli products, alcohol, drugs, pork products, preserved meat and obscene literature.

tripoli international airport

Tripoli International Airport

There are two main sections of the airport: international flights operate from the International Passenger Terminal, while internal flights depart from the National Terminal. However, if you are intending to do some internal flying, then be prepared for a different kind of experience: learn a bit of Arabic or let your guide do the translation as most signs in the airports are in Arabic; flight information boards seem to like being blank.

List of International Operators:

  • Afriqiyah Airways (Geneva, Brussels, Paris to Tripoli)
  • Air Malta (Malta to Tripoli)
  • Alitalia (Rome to Tripoli and Benghazi)
  • Austrian Airline (Vienna to Tripoli)
  • British Airways (London to Tripoli)
  • Egypt Air (Cairo to Benghazi)
  • KLM (Amsterdam to Tripoli)
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt to Tripoli)
  • Swiss Air (Zurich to Tripoli and Benghazi)
  • Syrian Airline (Damascus to Benghazi)
  • Tunis Air (Tunis to Benghazi)
  • Turkish Airline (Istanbul to Tripoli)

List of Main Libyan Private & Commercial Operators

  • Libyan Airways
  • Afriqiyah Airways
  • Buraq Air Transport
  • Nayzak Air Transport
  • Air Libya
  • Alajnihah Airways
  • Petro Air




Libyan Airways

Libyan Airways:

Libyan airlines

Head Office
Address: Libyan Airways
P.O.Box 2555, Ibn Fernas Building
Tripoli World Airport
Telephone: +218-22-630030/630049
Fax : +218-21-3614815

Omer Al-Mukhtar Street
Tel: +218 21 3616738
      +218 21 3616739
      +218 21 3616740
      +218 21 3616741

Frankfort, Germany:
Tel: +49 069 \ 6904239, 69073866

Madrid, Spain:
Tel: +34 91 2960400

Rome, Italy:
Tel: +39 06 \ 65956014, 65957259

Athens, Greece:
Tel: +30 21 06532861



Afriqiyah Airways:


Afriqiyah Airways


Ali Khalifa Zaidi Street
Tel: +218 21 4449734
Fax: +218 21 4449128
Website: afriqiyah.aero




Buraq Air:

Buraq Air


Buraq Air is the first private airline in Libya, with its headquarters located at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, also spelt as Mittiga, Metiga or Mettiga. The company was founded in 2000. Tickets can be booked through any of the following offices, or can be bought directly at the listed airports.

Main Office:

Mitiga International Airport :
Tripoli, Libya
P.O. Box 93149
Tel: +218 21 3500821 / 3510016
Fax: +218 21 3500949 / 3510017

Benghazi Office:

Benghazi, Libya
El Fatih Street
Tel: +218 61 2234469
Fax: +218 61 2239160

Domestic flight information and ticket reservation:

Mitiga Airport: +218 21 3504521
Benin Airport: +218 61 9081983
Sabha Airport: +218 71 635362

El Megarief: +218 21 4443828
Benghazi: +218 61 9081982
Sabha: +218 71 635991
Tobruk: +218 87 623395
Beida: +218 84 636957




Nayzak Air Transport

Nayzak Air Transport


Nayzak Air Transport: passengers & cargo air transport company, established in 2005 in accordance with Libyan (Law 05). Operator certificate (AOC ) No. 14/05; revalidated 8th of September 2008.

Main Office:

Aljalal Road
Mitiga Airport
P.O. Box: 90132
Tel: +218213510192

Commercial Department, Tripoli:
Mezruan Street
Tel: +218213345249   /  +218213345248

Commercial Department, Benghazi:
+218619096357   /  +218619096356




Air Libya


air libya

AIR LIBYA is the first private aviation Company in Libya:

The Company was founded in 1996 under the name of "Tibesti Aviation', and in 2000 it was re-named "Tibesti Air Libya". Within a couple of years of service the company increased its fleets with two more Cessna - C402C and C421C planes, and four more of YAK-40 aircrafts in 2000. The company operates from its base in Benghazi, Benina International Airport. The company operates charter flights (private flights) in support of oil field operations and other scheduled charters.



Petro Air

screenshot of the website of Petro Air

Petro Air is a Libyan owned & operated aviation service provider, aiming to provide the best possible aviation services for oil exploration & development companies in Libya. The company was formed by the merger of four NOC-based aviation departments (Sirte, Waha, Zuetina and Veba), but originally it was founded in 1960’s.

شارع مالك بن سنان المتفرع من شارع الظل
Malek ben Senan street  
Tel: +218 21 3621973
Fax: +218 21 3621978
Tripoli, Libya
P.O. Box 2453    



Internal Flights In Libya

internal flight routes in libya



(Please note that information in the following sections may have changed since 2011. Please confirm with relevant airliner for confirmed dates and times.)

Internal Routes

  • Tripoli - Sabha
  • Sabha - Tripoli
  • Tripoli - Benghazi
  • Benghazi - Tripoli
  • Tripoli - Ghat
  • Tripoli - Ghadames
  • Tripoli - Alkufra

Other airports that began operating national and international flights after the 2011 war include:

  • Kufra Airport
  • Tobruk Airport
  • Labraq Airport
  • Sirte Airport
  • Misrata Airport
  • Mitiga Airport
  • Zuwarah Airport

Flying Time

All internal flights between the three major airports of Tripoli, Benghazi and Sabha take between one hour and one hour and fifteen minutes.


Price of Internal Flight Tickets in Libya

Prices differ from company to company. For example, a single ticket from Tripoli to Sabha can cost either 60.5 LYD, 65 LYD or 70 LYD.

  • 60, 65 or 70 Libyan Dinars (depending on company) single trip between Tripoli and either Benghazi or Sabha.
  • 120, 130 or 140 Libyan Dinars return trip between Tripoli and either Benghazi or Sabha.
  • 44 Libyan Dinars one way from Tripoli to Ghadames, and 88 LYD return.

Departure & arrival times of the main flights between the major local airports

The published times for domestic flights between Tripoli and Benghazi, and Tripoli and Sabha, change from time to time, and therefore the times you see now may change at any times. The major airliners publish their timetables once a month (on average) and therefore it is most often difficult to be certain of your departure time (or even day) more than one month in advance. Please always check the latest flight times with the airliner in question.


  • 9:15 am
  • 2 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 9 pm


  • 7 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 8 pm
  • 9 pm
  • 11:15 pm
  • 12 midnight


  • 07:00 (LA, Mon., Thur.)
  • 08:05 (LA, Tue.)
  • 13:00 (LA, Wed.)
  • 15:00 (LA, Fri.)
  • 14:00
  • 19:00 (LA, Sat.)


  • 3 pm
  • 6 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 9 pm
  • 10:45 pm


Libyan Airports

The Main Airports In Libya

There are three main airports in Libya that function on a daily basis: Tripoli, Benghazi and Sabha. The other three airports, namely Ghadames, Ghat and Alkufra, do not operate on a daily basis, but only one, two or three flights per a week and without a fixed timetable. Always check the latest timetable. After the 2011 war, Misrata, Sirte, Tobruk, Alabreq, Mitiga and Zuwarah airports have all become (or are in the process of becoming) national and international airports.


  • Tripoli International Airport
  • Benghazi Airport
  • Sabha Airport
  • Mitiga Airport
  • Misrata Airport
  • Sirte Gulf Airport
  • Ghadames Airport
  • Ghat Airport
  • Alkufra Airport
  • Tobruk Civil Airport
  • Alabreq Airport
  • Zuwarah Civil Airport


Tripoli International Airport: مطار طرابلس العالمي

tripoli international airport

Tripoli International Airport is the largest and the main airport of Libya. It is located in Ben Ghashir, around 34 km south of the city centre. The current capacity of the airport is around 3 million passengers a year, which after completing the planned expansion of the airport, will increase to 20 million.



Airline Destination
Afriqiyah Airways Amsterdam, Beijing-Capital, Benghazi, Brussels, Cairo, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, N'Djamena, Paris, Rome-Fiumicino
Air Algérie Algiers
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta
Alajnihah Airways Benghazi
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines Vienna
BMI London-Heathrow
British Airways London-Heathrow
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Buraq Air Aleppo, Alexandria-El Nouhza, Benghazi, Cairo, Istanbul-Atatürk, Beida, Rabat, Sabha, Sarajevo, Tunis
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai
Jat Airways Belgrade, Malta
KLM Amsterdam
Libyan Airlines Alexandria-El Nouhza, Algiers, Amman-Queen Alia, Ankara, Athens, Beida, Benghazi, Cairo, Casablanca, Damascus, Dubai, Ghadames, Ghat, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jeddah, Kiev-Borispyl, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Sabha, Sirte, Tobruk, Tunis
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Nayzak Air Transport Benghazi, Beida, Sabha, Tunis
Qatar Airways Casablanca, Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Sevenair Djerba, Sfax, Tunis
Spanair Barcelona
Syrian Air Damascus
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk


View Google Map of Tripoli Airport



Alabreq Airport
Albayda, Cyrenaica
Other names: El-Beida Airport, La-Braq Airport, Airport El Beida La-Abraq.

alabraq airport





Benina International Airport (Benghazi, Cyrenaica مطار بنينة الدولي)
This is the second largest airport in Libya. It is located in the town of Benina, around 19 km east of Benghazi city, from which it takes its name.


Airline Destination
Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli
Air Libya Tripoli
Air One Nine Tripoli
Alajnihah Airways Tripoli
Buraq Air Tripoli, Misrata, Aleppo, Alexandria, Istanbul
EgyptAir Cairo
Libyan Airlines Sabha, Tripoli, Alexandria, Amman, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Istanbul, Kufra, Rome, Tunis
Nayzak Air Transport Tripoli, Tunis
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
World Airways Cargo Maastricht, Ostende




Sebha Airport

Buraq Air - Tripoli
Libyan Airlines - Benghazi, Cairo, Tripoli
Nayzak Air Transport - Tripoli





Ghadames Airport


Air Libya Tibesti - Tripoli

Libyan Airlines - Tripoli






Jamal (Gamal) Abdel Nasser Airport:
Tobruk Airport

Air One Nine - Tripoli

Libyan Airlines - Benghazi, Tripoli




Mitiga International Airport (Tripoli)

Mitiga International Airport is located about 11 km) east of Tripoli. The civilian airport was established in 1995. Mainly for domestic flights to Benghazi and Musrata and to some international destinations such as Turkey and Syria.  The airport was originally known as the Wheelus Air Base during the Kings' government, and after 1969 it became Okba Ben Nafi Air Base: a Libyan People's Air Force (LPAF) installation.




Hon Airport




Ghat Airport

Ghadames Air Transport - Sebha



Marsa Brega




Kufra Airport


Kufra Airport was established in 1930s as Buma Airfield, where it was later used during WWII by the Italians as a transit point between Italy and East Africa. On the 26th of August 2008 the airport took the spotlight as a Sudanese hijacked 737 landed at the airport after it was refused landing at Cairo airport.

Air Libya Tibesti - Tripoli

Libyan Airlines - Benghazi

Nayzak Air Transport - Benghazi