Private company Barniq Airways, based at Benghazi Benina Airport, today announced that it is preparing to receive its third aircraft – the Airbus A320 (5A-BRC) – within days.
He said the aircraft is currently undergoing the process of painting and re-coating in the bright colors of Barneq livery, after it has been registered, and its ownership transferred to Barniq Airways.
Berniq said he would announce new local and international destinations soon.
It will be recalled that Berniq Airways was created in Benghazi with a capital of LD 200 million by the Commerce and Development Bank in 2018. The BCD holds 40%. The first of its Airbus-A320 (5A-BRA) arrived at its hub at Benina Benghazi Airport in October 2020.
Benina Airport Berniq Terminal
In May 2022, Benina Airport in Benghazi opened its new Berniq terminal. The terminal is a historic PPP project in Libya as it is considered by its backers as the first project carried out on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The project was financed by the BCD.
Context of the BOT project funded by BCD
It will be recalled that the Libyan interim government Abdalla Thinni based in eastern Libya had signed in August 2019 an agreement with BCD, Libya’s first and largest private bank, to finance and build a passenger terminal at Benina International Airport. .
The deal was a BOT model valid for 25 years, after which the bank returns the airport to the Libyan state.
Berniq Airlines’ first Airbus A320 arrives at Benina Airport in Benghazi (libyaherald.com)
Benina Airport in Benghazi inaugurates its new Berniq terminal – a BOT project funded by the private sector Bank of Commerce and Development (libyaherald.com)