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Middle East Airlines

IATA Code: ME | ICAO Code: MEA | Callsign: CEDAR JET
Middle East Airlines
P.O. Box 206, Beirut
Tel: 961-1-628888/629250
Fax: 961-1-629260

Ownership: majority held by the Central Bank of Lebanon, Banque du Liban, (99.50%)

Middle East Airlines is the national flag-carrier of Lebanon, and is based in Beirut. Its operational base is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, and it operates scheduled international services throughout the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Middle East Airlines was incorporated and commenced operations in January 1946.

Their future intention include floating about 25% of their shares on the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) as part of a long-term plan to fully privatize the airline.  Staff members of the airline and its group companies are approx. 5,000.


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Airbus delivers an A320 to Middle East Airlines
Friday, January 20, 2012
Airbus delivered the A320 with manufacturer serial number (MSN) 5000 to Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA). The aircraft was delivered from Airbus in Hamburg, Germany and is powered by International Aero Engines V2500 engines. Read More
Lebanon Suspends Three Operators While Differences with Ethiopian Airlines Continues
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On Monday the 12th of Sept, during a meeting with the executive committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), the Arab League airlines body. The Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport in the Syrian backed Government, Ghazi Aridi announced he would approve a request by the AACO,  to acquire land in the vicinity of the Training Centre, at Rafik Hariri International Airport to establish  the head office of the committee. Read More
Air Carrier MEA Records Over $7 Million Loss in January
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Beirut, Middle East Airline lost between $7 million to $8 million in January 2011 because of the deep political crisis in Lebanon, Mohammad Hout, the chairman of the Lebanese national carrier said Tuesday. “January was not a good month for Lebanon. We always say that if Lebanon was ok then our company will be ok,” Hout told The Daily Star over the telephone. Read More
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