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Buraq Air is an airline based in Tripoli, Libya. It is headquartered at Mitiga International Airport where it currently operates a small network of scheduled and chartered routes around Turkey and Libya.

The airline was first founded in the year 2000, with operations beginning in 2001. Due to the consequences of the Libyan Civil War and the no-fly zone over Libya in 2011, Buraq Air terminated all of its flights. However, it has since resumed operations and flies to select destinations.


As of January 2021, Buraq Air operates its flights with a total of 4 aircraft. Below is a list of all the aircraft in Buraq Air's fleet:

  • 1 x Boeing 737-400
  • 1 x Boeing 737-500
  • 2 x Boeing 737-800


Buraq Air currently flies to a limited number of destinations in Turkey and Libya on a chartered basis. As of January 2021, the below destinations are available with Buraq Air.

Turkey Antalya Antalya Airport
Turkey Bodrum Bodrum Airport
Turkey Gazipaşa Gazipaşa Airport
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport
Turkey Izmir Izmir Airport
Turkey Tekirdağ Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport
Libya Tripoli Mitiga International Airport


Carry-on Baggage

On flights with Buraq Air, passengers are allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage. This must not weigh more than 5 kg (11 lbs) and cannot exceed the dimensions of 20 x 40 x 55 cm (8 x 16 x 22 in).

Checked Baggage

For all class fares with Buraq Air, the checked baggage allowance is the same. Adult passengers are allowed up to 30kg for checked baggage and child passengers are allowed up to 25kg per checked baggage.

The checked baggage must not exceed the linear dimensions of 157 cm (length + width + height).

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

It is not known whether Buraq Air offers online check-in for its flights. You can check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-In

To check-in for your Buraq Air flight, we recommend checking in at the airport. We suggest arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

As a general rule, check-in desks are usually open 2 hours up until 30 minutes before departure, however, this varies by airline. Please check with Buraq Air before your flight for more accurate information on check-in times.

Hub Airport

Mitiga International Airport

Mitiga International Airport is an airport situated in Libya. It is approximately 8km away from Tripoli.

In 2011, during the Libyan civil war, the airport was taken over by protesters opposing the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In 2014, Mitiga International Airport was repeatedly targeted with airstrikes by the Libyan National Army. Because of these continuous airstrikes, the airport was forced to close in 2019.

The airport reopened in 2021, with TunisAir being the first foreign carrier to resume flights from this airport.

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