Airline «Middle East Airlines»

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Middle East Airlines: contact details

IATA code: ME
ICAO code: MEA
Country: Lebanon
Operating bases and hubs: Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
Foundation date: 31 May 1945
Reward program: Cedar Miles
Parent company: Bank of Lebanon
Subsidiaries: Middle East Airlines Ground Handling (MEAG); Mideast Aircraft Services Company (MASCO); Middle East Airports Services (MEAS); Lebanese Beirut Airport Catering Company (LBACC);
Alliance: SkyTeam
Address: Rafiq Hariri International Airport Boulevard, PO Box 11-206, Beirut, 1107 2801, Lebanon
Phone: +961 1 629 999
Email: [email protected]
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Middle East Airlines: Air Fleet

Middle East Airlines official website

Airplane Number of aircraft Number of seats
Airbus A320-200 9 126
Airbus A321neo 9 160
Airbus A330-200 5 244
Embraer Legacy 500 (Cedar Executive Fleet) 2 12

Middle East Airlines: Web check-in

Web check-in for Middle East Airlines flights opens 48 hours and closes 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Middle East Airlines: Check-in at the airport

Check-in at the airport for flights of «Middle East Airlines» starts 3 hours and closes 45-60 minutes before the flight departure.

Middle East Airlines: checked baggage and carry-on baggage allowance

Classes Hand baggage Checked baggage
Economy 1 hand baggage item (56x40x25 cm) and 1 accessory (30x40x15 cm), and their maximum weight must not exceed 10 kg. 1 item x 30 kg, length + width + height 158 cm/62 in
Business 1 hand baggage item (56x40x25 cm) and 1 accessory (30x40x15 cm), and their maximum weight must not exceed 10 kg. 2 items x 30 kg, length + width + height 158 cm/62 in

Middle East Airlines: Airfare Discounts from Beirut

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Larnaca14 October 2022Tickets from 90
Antalya7 October 2022Tickets from 191
Athens30 September 2022Tickets from 212
Cairo7 February 2023Tickets from 227
Dubai13 September 2022Tickets from 231
Istanbul4 September 2022Tickets from 283
Amman30 September 2022Tickets from 347
Ercan22 September 2022Tickets from 351
Yerevan10 September 2022Tickets from 407
Sharjah13 September 2022Tickets from 413
Moscow7 March 2023Tickets from 431
Warsaw22 August 2022Tickets from 557
Tehran17 August 2022Tickets from 587
Tbilisi20 August 2022Tickets from 593
Tunis8 September 2022Tickets from 676
Batumi11 August 2022Tickets from 706
Bangkok3 January 2023Tickets from 733
Rome12 August 2022Tickets from 906

Middle East Airlines: Flight destinations

Country City Airport
Armenia Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport
Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
Brazil Sao Paulo São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport
Nicosia Nicosia International Airport
Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa N’djili Airport
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport
Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
France Nice Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport
Greece Athens Athens International Airport
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Iran Tehran Tehran Mehrabad International Airport
Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport
Basra Basra International Airport
Erbil Erbil International Airport
Najaf Al Najaf International Airport
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Ivory Coast Abidjan Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
Liberia Monrovia Roberts International Airport
Libya Benghazi Benina International Airport
Tripoli Tripoli International Airport
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Nigeria Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport
Pakistan Karachi Jinnah International Airport
Palestine Territory East Jerusalem Jerusalem Airport
Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
Russia Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport
Dhahran Dhahran International Airport
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
Sierra Leone Freetown Lungi International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
Sudan Khartoum Khartoum International Airport
Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport
Zürich Zürich Airport
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
Syria Aleppo Aleppo International Airport
Damascus Damascus International Airport
Tunisia Tunis Tunis–Carthage International Airport
Turkey Ankara Esenboğa International Airport
Istanbul Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Atatürk Airport
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai Dubai International Airport
Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah International Airport
United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport
United States New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport
Yemen Aden Aden International Airport

Middle East Airlines: History

Middle East Airlines (Arabic: طيران الشرق الأوسط), (IATA: ME, ICAO: MEA) is the national airline of Lebanon, with its headquarters in Beirut. It operates scheduled international services in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, its base of operations is at the Rafic Hariri International Airport. It is mostly owned by the Central Bank of Lebanon (99.37%) and employs 2,310 people.

It is a member of the Arab Air Transport Organization and the International Air Transport Association. In 2007, the airline will join the SkyTeam alliance as an associate member through its partner Air France.

Middle East Airlines was founded on May 31, 1945 by Saeb Salam, with operational and technical support from BOAC, with three De Havilland DH.89A Rapides. Operations began on January 1, 1946 with a service between Beirut and Nicosia, followed by flights to Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Cyprus. Two Douglas DC-3s were purchased in mid-1946. Pan Am acquired a share and management contract in September 1949.

Pan Am was replaced when BOAC acquired 49% of MEA’s shares in 1955. A Vickers Viscount was introduced in October 1955, while an Avro York cargo aircraft was leased in June 1957. On December 15, 1960, the first of four de Havilland Comet 4Cs was received. After the association with BOAC ended on August 16, 1961, MEA was merged with Air Liban on June 7, 1963, giving Air France a shareholding. The full name at the time was Middle East Airlines Air Liban.

In 1963 it also absorbed Lebanese International Airways. The fleet was modernized with the addition of three Sud Aviation Caravelles in April 1963; three Boeing 720Bs in January 1966; a Vickers VC10 leased in March 1967; and several Boeing 707-320Cs in November 1967.

The current name was adopted in November 1965, when the airline was completely merged with Air Liban. Although operations were interrupted by the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, MEA restarted operations by purchasing a Convair CV-990A from American Airlines, which entered service on June 24, 1969. A Boeing 747-200B entered service in June 1975 to complete the Beirut-London route. Operations were interrupted again until 1990, at which point the political situation stabilized. Airbus A310-300s were acquired in 1993 and 1994, followed by an A321-200 and an A330-200, both of which replaced the A310s. The airline was restructured in 2001.

On September 7, 2006, Israel ended its eight-week air blockade of Lebanon. A Middle East Airlines flight from Paris landed at Rafik Hariri International Airport at 6:06 p.m. m. local time (3:06 PM GMT). MEA suspended regularly scheduled flights on September 11, 2006.

The airline will introduce automatic check-in terminals at Beirut International Airport and will launch the Arabesk regional alliance with six other Arab airlines.

They will increase shares listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange by 10 to 20%, as part of their plans to fully privatize the airline.

The airline announced in December 2005 that it will expand its fleet by acquiring an Airbus aircraft in 2007 and another in 2008. The model, however, has not been specified, but at least one of them is expected to be an A330-200 to be used. replacing the Airbus A321 that serves the daily route to Paris in combination with an Airbus A330 that also serves the same route daily, so that there are two daily Airbus A330s.

The airline is also planning to acquire aircraft with capacity for between 50 and 70 passengers, to use them on regional routes. The types have not been determined yet, but it is presumed that they would be the Bombardier CRJ-700 or the Embraer ERJ-170.

During March 2007, MEA Chairman of the Board Mohamad El-Hout said in an interview that the airline has 4 Airbus A330s and 4 Airbus A319s on order. MEA will start receiving them in June 2008.

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