Tripoli International Airport is the primary public airport facility near the capital city of Tripoli, in the northwestern region of the North African nation of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Located in the town of Ben Ghashir at a distance of 34 kilometers to the south of Tripoli city centre, this airport is owned and operated by the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau of Libya.
Situated at an elevation of 263 feet above mean sea level, it is also serving as a main hub for Afriqiyah Airways, Buraq Air and the Libyan Airlines. There are, a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 11,811 feet and 7,333 feet, catering to over 250 flight movements to/from the Tripoli International Airport every week. Since the closure of the domestic National Terminal giving way to the construction of new airport buildings, all domestic and international flights now arrive and leave Tripoli International Airport from the main International Passenger Terminal which is having a capacity of serving over 3 million passengers each year. Two new terminals are also currently under construction (the first of which is almost ready), and are likely to enhance and bring the total passenger handling capacity of this airport to 20 million visitors annually on completion. Apart from a modern aviation infrastructure in place all passenger convenience facilities are available at this airport, including spacious parking arrangements.
Along with private taxis and car rental services enabling easy local transportation, there also is a travel agent and a tourist help desk at the TIA terminal building providing guidance to the visitors. Moreover, many hotels around Tripoli are operating complimentary hotel shuttle services to/from the Tripoli International Airport for their guests seeking comfortable and convenient hotel accommodations.