Mitiga Airport

Buraq Air

Buraq Air (El-Buraq Air Transport Inc) is an airline based 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 the oil industry under a joint venture with 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 now Tripoli International.

Its name comes from the buraq, a creature on which the prophet Muhammad is supposed to have flown.


The airline started operations on 15 November 2001 and it is the first privately owned airline in Libya.


Buraq Air operates domestic scheduled services between Benghazi and Tripoli and four other domestic destinations, as well as international services to Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.



The Buraq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 5 July 2008):

Type Number Seats Routes Notes
Boeing 737-200 2
Boeing 737-300 1 operated by Jordan Aviation
Boeing 737-800 2 (plus 1 on order)
Bombardier Dash 8 300 1
British Aerospace Jetstream 32 1
Let L-410 UVP-E 3
Ilyushin Il-76MD 1
Ilyushin Il-76TD 1

A preliminary agreement has been reached with Boeing on the purchase of up to 6 Boeing 737-800 aircraft (3 orders and 3 options). Confirmation was made for the acquisition of two of the aircraft of which one was delivered in October, and the second in November 2006. The order for the third aircraft was finalized in September 2006.


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