The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – A year after the resumption of flights, the Benina International Airport in Benghazi recorded a record in the number of passengers, according to airport sources, with 100% seat occupancy on all destinations for all airline, The Address official sources confirmed.
According to Fly Cyrenaica, Benina Benghazi Airport has seen “an increase in demand for travel since the opening of the airport in mid-July 2017. In the latter half of 2017, the airport recorded nearly a quarter of a million passengers after more than three years after of closure, while in the first half of 2018 there were nearly 300,000 passengers with a 22% increase in the number of passengers. The second quarter of 2018 recorded an increase of 10% in the number of passengers for the first quarter from 2018, while the number of passengers expected to use the airport by the end of this year will be more than 600 thousand passengers “the sources said.
“With the expectations of an improvement in the economic situation, a drop in the dollar exchange rate in the Libyan black-market and a slight easing of the liquidity crisis, there will an increase in the demand for travel, which will put unprecedented pressure on the airport terminals and airlines that operate very few aircraft per airline company. This will be a major obstacle to bookings for the upcoming summer season and the Umrah season,” officials said, demanding to increase the number of additional flights to accommodate more passengers for the next year.