Tripoli International (TIP) Airport

Tripoli International TIP Airport Overview

Tripoli International Airport TIP, Libya's largest airport - located in the town of Qaser Ben Ghashir, 34 km south of the city center of Tripoli, Libya's capital, and accessible via Airport Highway is currently in restricted service - due to Libya's civil war - as much of the airport had been heavily damaged.
In August 2015 it was reported that the Government announced that heavily destroyed Airport is to be reconstructed and Terminal renovations are to be undertaken - and that the Airport is to be renamed 'Idris International Airport' (King Idris was removed by Gaddafi in 1969).  A foundation stone for the 'new' airport hasleid in March 2016.
- A Turkish company started to rebuild TIA - including the passenger lounge, runway, control tower, and parking facility. The new 3-level terminal would house a passenger lounge and have a capacity of 5 million passengers annually. Also, a new runway would accommodate up to 12 planes.
- By October 2016, the Libya Herald announced  that Italian companies visited the Airport's remains to offer a reconstruction plan.



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