Middle East Airlines – Air Liban joins SkyTeam

Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA), Lebanon’s flagship carrier, signed an agreement today to join the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, making it the second carrier from the Middle East to join the alliance after Saudi Arabian Airlines (see story here).

MEA has continued to improve its products and services to customers and has successfully concluded a restructuring plan intended to modernize and restructure the airline. Key elements of this plan included fleet renewal and rationalization, increasing the density of the carrier’s European, Middle East and West African network and improving product quality and consistency. Currently, the carrier has a total fleet of 15 aircraft including Airbus A330-200s, A321-200s and A320-200s. 

Mohamad El-Hout, chairman and director general of MEA, said: “MEA being relatively a small airline, will now be able to provide its customers an extensive global network covering Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. MEA customers will benefit from SkyTeam members‚ loyalty programmes as well as SkyTeam lounges at all airports worldwide.”

For more information, visit www.skyteam.com or http://www.mea.com.lb/English/Pages/default.aspx

Alisha Haridasani

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  • I m a platinium for life member of Air France/KLM flying blue and been using Skyteam airlines for years.
    I can tell you MEA sercice oustand all those rubbish airline as Air France,KLM,Alitalia(if you call it airline) etc…
    I flew many times MEA,their food,service,inflight entertqainment is great,their Beirut Lounge is one of the best i ve ever visited.
    I dont understand why Skyteam been delaying MEA to join the alliance when Alitalia with its crap service,poor greedy lounges service been a member for years.
    From now only i ll be using MEA whenever the routes permitted,leaving those greedy european airline behind.

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