Buraq Air (El-Buraq Air Transport Inc) is an airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. It currently operates a minor international scheduled network and additional charter services and flights in support of CHC. The airline's base is Mitiga International Airport as the larger Tripoli International Airport hasn't been operational since several years.
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The airline was established on 22 October 2000, and started operations on 15 November 2001; it is the first privately owned airline in Libya. 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.
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. As of 25 August 2011, at least two Boeing 737-800 were still visible on the tarmac of Tripoli International Airport. It has since resumed operations.
As of January 2021, Buraq Air serves the following destinations:
The following destinations were terminated in the wake of the Libyan Civil War:
As of January 2021, the Buraq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
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