The Libyan Air Force operates the Soko G-2 aircraft extensively at Misrata in both a training and counterinsurgency capacity. The first Libyan warplane to challenge the no-fly zone during the 2011 Libyan Uprising was a G-2 from Misrata. It was reported to have been promptly shot down by the French Air Force. A few hours later an armed forces spokesman specified that the plane was destroyed on the runway with an AASM air-to-ground missile just after it had landed.
Airlines and destinations
Note: All flights have been suspended until further notice due to the Libyan civil war.
By February 27th, the fighting had destroyed most of Misrata Airport.