Tripoli International (TIP) Airport
Tripoli International TIP Airport Overview
Tripoli International Airport TIP, Lybia's largest airport, is located in the town of Qaser Ben Ghashir, 34 km south of the city center of Tripoli, Lybia's capital, and accessibe via Airport Highway. Since 2007 the Airport is undertaking an ambitious modenization and expansion program which will include two more passenger terminals and an on-airport transit hotel. (Under present circumstances this program will or will not be completed as planned.)
With three runways and an estimated 3 million passengers in 2010 (all commercial flight were suspended March-October 2011), Tripoli International Airport is a hub for Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways and Buraq Air, and is served by other international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
NOTE: 1. All Airport signs and Airline departure announcement are in Arabic only, and the TV screen will only indicate 'delayed' when a flight is not on time, using your handheld device will be to your advantage!
2. A departure tax is levied on domestic flights at 3LD and on international flights at 6LD.
3. In early 2013, a new passport control system has just been added, and for the first time the Libyan border control authorities will be able to refer directly to the Interpol databases.
No official Airport site could be ascertained.
Tripoli International Airport has presently one main passenger terminal, which is divided into a Domestic and a much larger International Terminal with five levels, accommodating up to 3 million passengers. Free shuttle buses run between both terminals, and Afriqiyah Airways passengers can use its own shuttle service.
The National Terminal's main concourse houses domestic airline desks, check-in counters and a restaurant. It also has a large departure hall and a small arrivals hall with two baggage carousels.
The International Terminal's check-in area is on the ground level and departure gates and duty-free shops are on level 1. Next to it is a prayer room and a first-class lounge for business-class & above passengers of most of the airlines serving the Airport. A restaurant is located on the fourth level of the International Terminal. Duty-free shops, currency exchange and a prayer room are also available. The Winzrik Lounge open 24/7, is on level 1 airside and offers showers. Free WiFi service is available.
Rental car desks for Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz & Sixt are located in the Arrivals area of the terminals
To get from Tripoli International Airport to the Tripoli City Center, taxis or shared taxis are available, while tour operators provide their own coaches to/from airport or connecting with numerous Tripoli hotels.
Future Airport Developments: Two new terminals on either side of the International Terminal - the East & West terminals - were to be completed by 2011/12 (the first of which was scheduled for March 2011). Due to Lybia's civil war in 2011, it was unclear if and when these terminals are being built. Also, no official Airport site was found.
In January 2013, the Libyan government asked the Turkish company which had sent two of its engineers to make assessments, to resume construction works at the Airport. As recent as June 4, 2013, the Airport came under attack and flights hadd to be canceled.
Qaser Ben Ghashir
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
- Phone: +218 22 605026 .
Tripoli International TIP Airport Update History
- TIP Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- TIP Airport Intro - Jun 15, 2013
- TIP Airlines Served - Jun 11, 2013