founded May 1945
Middle East Airlines is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, based in Beirut. It operates scheduled international services in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. It is based at Rafic Hariri International Airport.Middle East Airlines (MEA) is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the International Air Transport Association. In 2007, the airline will be joining the SkyTeam Alliance as an associate member through its partner Air France.
Class's: Cedar Class and Econmy class
3 Airbus A330-200s
6 Airbus A321s
MEA lounge: Cedar Lounge
CEO Mohammad El-Hout
Middle East Airlines (MEA) fully owns the following subsidiaries, although they are operated independently.
Middle East Airports Services (MEAS)
Operates and maintains Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport from cleaning the rest rooms in the terminal to de-rubberizing the runways.
Middle East Airlines Ground Handling (MEAG)
The dominant ground handling company in Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport handling nearly 80% of all customers. Recently launched fixed base operator services from the new General Aviation Terminal under the name Cedar Jet Center.
Mideast Aircraft Services Company (MASCO) The only fully-fledged aircraft maintenance provider in Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport specialized in maintaining Airbus aircraft. The company is PART 145 certified which allows it to carry maintenance on European registered aircraft. Main clients include Cyprus Airways.