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MJI Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MJI / HLLM
Airport Names:
  1. Mitiga International Airport
  2. مطار امعيتيقة الدولي
Location: Tripoli, Libya
GPS Coordinates: 32°53'59"N by 13°16'58"E
Airport Type: Joint (public and military)
Elevation: 36 feet (11 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Mitiga International Airport (MJI):

  • Mitiga International Airport (MJI) has 2 runways.
  • The fourteen-hour 9,300-kilometre round trip to Libya required numerous in-air refuelings, because countries closer to Libya – Spain, Italy, France, and Greece – had refused American planes permission to fly over or from bases in their countries.
  • After 1970, the facility was known as Okba Ben Nafi Air Base, a Libyan People's Air Force installation.
  • The 48 TFW had practiced for years at Wheelus with F-100s and later at Zaragoza AB Spain with F-4D Phantoms and the F-111s for just such a mission.
  • Of these Tunisair suspended flights to the airport due to a major security lapse, endangering crew and passengers onboard one of their aircraft, they have now resumed service to Tripoli International.
  • The closest airport to Mitiga International Airport (MJI) is Tripoli International Airport (TIP), which is located only 18 miles (28 kilometers) SSW of MJI.
  • The furthest airport from Mitiga International Airport (MJI) is Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), which is located 11,524 miles (18,546 kilometers) away in Avarua, Cook Islands.
  • In addition to being known as "Mitiga International Airport", another name for MJI is "مطار امعيتيقة الدولي".
  • Operation El Dorado Canyon included eighteen 48 TFW F-111F "Aardvark" fighter-bombers, five EF-111A "Sparkvarks" from the 66th Electronic Combat Wing/42nd Electronic Combat Squadron at RAF Upper Heyford, UK, and carrier-based US Navy F-14 Tomcats and A-6E Intruders.
  • Mitiga International Airport is an airport in Libya, located about 8 kilometres east of Tripoli's city center that was established in 1995.
  • Because of Mitiga International Airport's relatively low elevation of 36 feet, planes can take off or land at Mitiga International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Mitiga International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Mitiga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
117.54 miles (28.23 km) SSWTripoli International Airport (TIP)Tripoli, LibyaView Tripoli International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tripoli International Airport Set TIP as destination Airport Get more information about Tripoli International Airport
2110.76 miles (178.25 km) ESEMisrata International Airport (MRA)Misrata, LibyaView Misrata International Airport on a map View satellite image of Misrata International Airport Set MRA as destination Airport Get more information about Misrata International Airport
3159.58 miles (256.82 km) WNWDjerba–Zarzis International Airport (DJE)Djerba, TunisiaView Djerba–Zarzis International Airport on a map View satellite image of Djerba–Zarzis International Airport Set DJE as destination Airport Get more information about Djerba–Zarzis International Airport
4183.47 miles (295.26 km) NNWLampedusa Airport (LMP)Lampedusa, ItalyView Lampedusa Airport on a map View satellite image of Lampedusa Airport Set LMP as destination Airport Get more information about Lampedusa Airport
5194.72 miles (313.37 km) NWSfax–Thyna International Airport (SFA)Sfax, TunisiaView Sfax–Thyna International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sfax–Thyna International Airport Set SFA as destination Airport Get more information about Sfax–Thyna International Airport
6202.53 miles (325.94 km) WNWGabès - Matmata International Airport (GAE)Gabès, TunisiaView Gabès - Matmata International Airport on a map View satellite image of Gabès - Matmata International Airport Set GAE as destination Airport Get more information about Gabès - Matmata International Airport
7215.39 miles (346.64 km) NNEMalta International Airport (MLA)Luqa, MaltaView Malta International Airport on a map View satellite image of Malta International Airport Set MLA as destination Airport Get more information about Malta International Airport
8223.29 miles (359.35 km) NNEXewkija / Gozo Heliport (GZM)Xewkija, Gozo, MaltaView Xewkija / Gozo Heliport on a map View satellite image of Xewkija / Gozo Heliport Set GZM as destination Airport Get more information about Xewkija / Gozo Heliport
9232.81 miles (374.67 km) ESEGhardabiya Air Base (SRX)Sirte, LibyaView Ghardabiya Air Base on a map View satellite image of Ghardabiya Air Base Set SRX as destination Airport Get more information about Ghardabiya Air Base
10244.53 miles (393.53 km) NWMonastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR)Monastir, TunisiaView Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport on a map View satellite image of Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport Set MIR as destination Airport Get more information about Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
11272.71 miles (438.88 km) NWEnfidha–Hammamet International Airport (NBE)Enfidha, TunisiaView Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport on a map View satellite image of Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport Set NBE as destination Airport Get more information about Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport
12277.20 miles (446.11 km) WNWGafsa - Ksar International Airport (GAF)Gafsa, TunisiaView Gafsa - Ksar International Airport on a map View satellite image of Gafsa - Ksar International Airport Set GAF as destination Airport Get more information about Gafsa - Ksar International Airport
13283.90 miles (456.88 km) SWGhadames Airport (LTD)Ghadames, LibyaView Ghadames Airport on a map View satellite image of Ghadames Airport Set LTD as destination Airport Get more information about Ghadames Airport
14292.47 miles (470.69 km) NNEComiso Airport (CIY)Comiso, ItalyView Comiso Airport on a map View satellite image of Comiso Airport Set CIY as destination Airport Get more information about Comiso Airport
15323.26 miles (520.24 km) NNWTunis–Carthage Airport (TUN)Tunis / Carthage, TunisiaView Tunis–Carthage Airport on a map View satellite image of Tunis–Carthage Airport Set TUN as destination Airport Get more information about Tunis–Carthage Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Mitiga International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Mitiga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,524.17 miles (18,546.31 km) SSWRarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rarotonga International Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
211,518.08 miles (18,536.50 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
311,504.91 miles (18,515.31 km) SWMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Mangaia Island Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
411,492.66 miles (18,495.60 km) ESEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map View satellite image of Gisborne Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
511,479.56 miles (18,474.52 km) SEFuaʻamotu International Airport (TBU)Nukuʻalofa, Tongatapu, TongaView Fuaʻamotu International Airport on a map View satellite image of Fuaʻamotu International Airport Set TBU as destination Airport Get more information about Fuaʻamotu International Airport
611,461.53 miles (18,445.50 km) SSENiue International Airport (IUE)Alofi, NiueView Niue International Airport on a map View satellite image of Niue International Airport Set IUE as destination Airport Get more information about Niue International Airport
711,453.60 miles (18,432.74 km) ESEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map View satellite image of Whakatane Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
811,420.10 miles (18,378.82 km) ESETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map View satellite image of Tauranga Airport Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
911,418.80 miles (18,376.72 km) ESERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rotorua International Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
1011,417.40 miles (18,374.48 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
1111,415.39 miles (18,371.24 km) SSELifuka Island Airport (HPA)Lifuka, Ha'apai, TongaView Lifuka Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Lifuka Island Airport Set HPA as destination Airport Get more information about Lifuka Island Airport
1211,399.13 miles (18,345.08 km) ESEGreat Barrier Aerodrome (GBZ)Great Barrier Island, New ZealandView Great Barrier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Great Barrier Aerodrome Set GBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Great Barrier Aerodrome
1311,395.40 miles (18,339.08 km) ESECoromandel Aerodrome (CMV)Coromandel, New ZealandView Coromandel Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Coromandel Aerodrome Set CMV as destination Airport Get more information about Coromandel Aerodrome
1411,394.81 miles (18,338.13 km) ESEMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map View satellite image of Matamata Airport Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport
1511,394.32 miles (18,337.33 km) ESETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō