Misrata Airport (IATA: MRA, ICAO: HLMS) is an international airport serving Misrata, a Mediterranean coastal city in the Misrata District of Libya. It also acts as an air base and training center for the Libyan Air Force.
Misurata International Airport
مطار مصراته الدولي
|Operator||Libyan Airports Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||60 ft / 18 m|
The runway length does not include a 305 metres (1,001 ft) paved overrun on each end.
The airport was created in 1939 as a small landing site in the Misurata province of Italian Libya.
On 15 December 2011 the airport celebrated its first regularly scheduled international commercial flights by a non-Libyan airline (Turkish Airlines).
On 14 July 2014, the airport was closed to flights due to clashes at Tripoli International Airport, which Misurata Airport is dependent on for its operations. Flights resumed on the night of 15 July.
The first Libyan warplane to challenge the no-fly zone during the Libyan Civil War was a G-2 from Misurata. It was reported to have been promptly shot down by the French Air Force. A few hours later an armed forces spokesman specified that the plane was destroyed on the runway with an AASM air-to-ground missile just after it had landed.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Afriqiyah Airways||Istanbul-Atatürk, Jeddah, Sfax, Tunis|
|Global Aviation and Services Group||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen, Ostend|
|Buraq Air||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen|
|Afriqiyah Airways Cargo||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen|
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