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Middle East Airlines - MEA

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
IATA Member
ME
MEA
 
Middle East Airlines airbus A330-200
Middle East Airlines Rafiq Hariri intr.
Airport Blvd
PO Box 11-206
Beirut 1107-2801
LEBANON

Tel.: +961 1 629 340
Fax: +961 1 622 838
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mea.com.lb

Owner: Lebanese Central Bank (99.37%); others
Base: Beirut (BEY)
Hubs: -
Start of ops: 1963
Middle East Airlines operates this equipment: Executives:
  • 4 x Airbus A330 (+1 planned)
  • 11 x Airbus A320 (+2 planned)
  • 2 x Airbus A321 (+ 5 planned)
  • Chief Executive:
    Finance Manager:
    Commercial Manager:
    M. Yassine Sabbagh
    Wael Hamdan
    Nizar Khoury

    Name Alias
    IATA
    Code
    ICAO
    Code
    Country Base Dates
    MEA Middle East Airlines - Air Liban
    ME
    MEA
    Lebanon Beirut 1963-
    Took-over Air Liban in 1963 and fully merged in 1965. Lebanese Int'l routes taken-over in 1969. 28.5% stake taken by Air France, reduced to nominal share in 1995. Moved operating base to Paris-Orly during the civil war in early 1980's; moved ops out of Beirut airport on 14/7/06 following Israeli intervention, continuing from Amman, Larnaca and Damascus until 17/8/06. Malaysia AL intended to take a 65% stake in 1996. Joined the SkyTeam alliance (announced during 2006/2007, formally applied 28/2/11, effective 28/6/12). IPO planned for fall 2010, postponed.
    MEA Middle East Airlines
    ME
    Lebanon Beirut 1945-1963
    Formed 5/45 by Saeb Bey Salaam (later Prime Minister of Lebanon). Started ops in 11/45. Became associated with Pan American in 1949 and BOAC (49%) in 3/55.

    Date
    Aircraft
    Registration
    Location
    Country
    Fatal
    Damage
    Boeing 707-323C
    OD-AHB
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-047B
    OD-AGQ
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFL
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Larnaca Airport (LCA) Cyprus
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Jeddah International Airport (JED) Saudi Arabia
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    1
    hijacked
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Tel Aviv Israel
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707-300
    ?
    Tel Aviv Israel
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFO
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-047B
    OD-AGG
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 707-3B4C
    OD-AFB
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-047B
    OD-AGR
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFW
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFU
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFP
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFR
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 707
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 720
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 720
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707
    ?
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 707
    ?
    Kuwait Kuwait
    0
    hijacked
    Boeing 720-047B
    OD-AGE
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    1
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFT
    37 km (23.1 mls) NW of Al Qaysumah Saudi Arabia
    81
    w/o
    Boeing 720-023B
    OD-AFR
    Lod Israel
    0
    hijacked
    de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
    OD-ADS
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Vickers VC-10-1102
    9G-ABP
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    SE-210 Caravelle VIN
    OD-AEF
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Vickers 754D Viscount
    OD-ACT
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
    OD-ADQ
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    SE-210 Caravelle VIN
    OD-AEE
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
    OD-ADR
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 707-3B4C
    OD-AFC
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Boeing 720-060B
    ET-AAG
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o
    Vickers 754D Viscount
    OD-ACX
    Al Arish Airport (AAC) Egypt
    0
    w/o
    SE-210 Caravelle III
    OD-AEM
    19 km SSE of Dhahran International (DHA) Saudi Arabia
    49
    w/o
    Vickers 754D Viscount
    OD-ADE
    Ankara Turkey
    14+ 87
    w/o
    Avro 685 York I
    OD-ADB
    Mediterranean Sea
    5
    w/o
    Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
    LR-AAA
    Beirut International Airport (BEY) Lebanon
    0
    w/o