By Libya Herald staff.
2 November 2014:
Labraq Airport in the east of . . .[restrict]the country has reopened after a 24-hour closure, with all flights now operating as normal.
The reason for the closure was to do with immigration control not because of security, the director general of the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) Captain Nasereddin Shabelain told the Libya Herald. The closure came following a dispute after people were prevented from entering the country with fake visas, he said. “All flights are now operating as normal.”
The closure was nothing to do with previous security incidents close to the airport Shabelain said. In October there were three separate missile attacks in the vicinity of the airport, none of which hit either the terminal or the runway.