Sabha Airport


Sebha International Airport (IATA: SEB, ICAO: HLLS) is an airport serving Sabha, capital of the Sabha District of Libya. The airport is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of the city.

Sabha International Airport
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorCivil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau
ServesSabha, Libya
Elevation AMSL1,427 ft / 435 m
Coordinates27°00′00″N 14°27′40″E / 27.00000°N 14.46111°E / 27.00000; 14.46111Coordinates: 27°00′00″N 14°27′40″E / 27.00000°N 14.46111°E / 27.00000; 14.46111
SEB is located in Libya
Location within Libya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] SkyVector[2]

The airport shares its runway with Sabha Airbase, which has operations on the southwest side of the airport.


The airport underwent expansion in the 1970s to make it into an international airport.[3]

A LD600 million contract was signed (20 May 2008) with a joint venture comprising Lebanon's CCC and a new Libyan investment and development company for a new passenger terminal at Sabha Airport. It would have a capacity of 3 million passengers, and, like the new terminals at Tripoli International and Benina International, be designed by Aéroports de Paris Engineering.[4] This development was not completed due to the Libyan Civil War.[5]

In March 2017, it was announced that the airport had reopened to commercial traffic after closing in 2014 due to the continuing civil war.[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Afriqiyah Airways Benghazi[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for Sebha Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Sebha Airport". SkyVector. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ Translations on Near East and North Africa. Joint Publications Research Service. 1977. p. 31.
  4. ^ (20 May 2008), Endres, Gunter, Libya to restructure air transport sector Archived 26 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine, FlightGlobal. Retrieved 20 May 2008
  5. ^ "Libya avoids paying 80 million euros in Turkish compensation lawsuit". Libya Observer. 30 July 2018. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Sebha, Libya reopens to commercial traffic after closure". ch-aviation. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Sabha, Libya resumes commercial flight operations".

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