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04 Aug 2020 | 09:51 AM UTC

Libya: Fire reported at Misrata Airport (MRA) on August 3

Libya News Alert

Fire damages passenger terminal at Misrata Airport (MRA) on August 3; anticipate disruption to airport operations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Misrata International Airport (MRA)

Event

A fire reportedly broke out at Misrata Airport (MRA) late on Monday, August 3, with images on social media showing extensive damage to the airport's departure lounge. The cause of the fire is still unknown; however, the blaze has reportedly been extinguished.

This incident comes just days after the airport was reopened as part of the country's relaxation of certain coronavirus-disease (COVID-19) related measures. It was reopened exclusively for departing passengers, with incoming passengers unable to enter Libya via MRA unless granted state authorization; Libyan nationals are excluded from this ban.

Although no disruption to the airport's operations has been reported, passengers transiting through Misrata should anticipate flight delays and possible cancellations in the near term.

Advice

Those arriving or departing from Misrata Airport are advised to check the status of their flight with their provider. Members are further advised to monitor local media sources to stay apprised of any developments relating to the airport.

 

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