|Focus cities||Benghazi (Benina International Airport)|
|Headquarters||Mittiga International Airport
|Key people||Mohamed Bubeida (Chairman)|
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.
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.
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Following the Libyan Civil War, Buraq Air offers scheduled flights to the following destinations as of November 2014
|Istanbul||Turkey||IST||LTBA||Atatürk International Airport|
These following destinations were suspended due to the Libyan civil war:
The Buraq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of November 2014):
|Boeing 737-400||1||On September 2014 back from Malta after maintenance||5A-WAC|
|Airbus A320-200||1||Leased from Kyrgyzstan's S Group International||EX-32004|
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. It had added 2 de Havilland Canada DHC-8 in service today. It also had 4 Boeing 737-400 aircraft in service today.
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.
- "Company Profile." Buraq Air. Retrieved on 14 May 2010. "The company headquarters are located at Mittiga International Airport in Tripoli - Libya."
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 90.
- http://www.quryna.com/detail.php?a_idx=3302 (in Arabic)
- United Nations. "Security Council Approves ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya, Authorizing ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Protect Civilians, by Vote of 10 in Favour with 5 Abstentions".
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