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Buraq Air Flights

Buraq Air (El-Buraq Air Transport Inc), also known as Buraq Air Transport, is an airline that operates scheduled domestic and international services to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. It’s headquartered on the grounds of Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. It also offers passenger and cargo charter services and flights in support of CHC. Its current hub is Tripoli International and its focus city is Benghazi (Benina International Airport). Established on October 22, 2000, it is the first privately owned airline in Libya. The airport is named after the buraq, a creature on which the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, is believed to have flown from Makkah to Jerusalem and then to different heavens.

As of November 2012, Buraq Air’s fleet consists of 11 air craft: three Let L-410 UVP-Es, two Boeing 737-800s, and one each of Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-500, British Aerospace Jetstream 32, Ilyushin Il-76MD, and Ilyushin Il-76TD.

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Due to 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 of the airline’s flight operations were terminated on March 17, 2011. Buraq Air resumed operations after the Libyan civil war, except for destinations that were affected by the war. As of November 2012, Buraq Air operates scheduled flights to and from Bayda, Benghazi, Sabha, Tobruk, and Tripoli in Libya, Rabat in Morocco, Istanbul in Turkey, and Sfax and Tunis in Tunisia. The destinations suspended due to the Libyan civil war were Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt, Aleppo in Syria, and Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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