The Tobruk Airport is an airport in Tobruk, a community in eastern Libya. It is identified by the IATA as TOB, while the ICAO uses HLGN as its code. The airport is located in Cyrenaica, an eastern coastal region of Libya. It was previously known as Pentapolis, and was part of the Creta et Cyrenaica province during the Roman period.
For the longest time, the Tobruk Airport has been serving domestic destinations and cities within Libya. However, in 2012, the government up and decided to assess equipment and systems in the existing airport to upgrade it into an international airport, which was fulfilled the following year when the airport re-branded as the Tobruk International Airport. The Tobruk International Airport was opened in October of 2013, with flights to Alexandria (Egypt) twice every week and to Istanbul (Turkey) thrice every week. Other routes include Tripoli, Benghazi, and Tunis. Airlines that travel to the destination include Buraq Air, Libyan Airlines, Tunisair, and Turkish Airlines. Currently, unrest in parts of Africa halted operations of international flights to and from the airport.
The airport has a single terminal that handles all flights and services. It is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Libya and the Libyan Armed Forces. Check-in counters, baggage carousels, arrival and departure halls are all located here.
Services and Facilities
The Tobruk International Airport has three runways. Runway 15/33 is currently out of service for operational reasons, 19/27 is scheduled for maintenance, while 20/02 is the only active and operational runway in the airport. Apart from the terminal building and the runway(s), there are no known active services in the airport.