Middle East Airlines (ME) was founded in 1945. It commenced its services from Beirut to destinations such as Nicosia, Egypt and Iraq. Middle East Airlines also known as MEA, in 1963, extended its facilities to Middle Eastern, European and African destinations. MEA is the national flag-carrier of Lebanon, headquartered at Beirut, next to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY). This airline offers superior services that portrays the warmth of Lebanese culture. To honor such exceptional services of the airline, MEA’s cabin crew staff has been recognized as the Middle East’s leading cabin crew at the prominent World Travel Awards in 2013.
Connectivity and Fleet Size
Middle East Airlines flights fly to over thirty destinations in Australia, Middle East, West Africa, South America and North America. MEA flights serve 6 other seasonal destinations, including Sharma el-Sheikh, Copenhagen, Nice, Medina, Sarajevo, and Mykonos.
MEA, in Africa, has scheduled flights that serve the cities of Accra, Lagos, Abidjan, and Dakar; in Australia, it serves Melbourne and Sydney. Washington, Houston, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Detroit are some of the destinations served in North America and in South America, it serves the city of Sao Paulo. London, Rome, Moscow, Paris and Bucharest are some of the European destinations served by MEA. Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Baghdad, Dubai, Amman, and Kuwait are among the destinations in the Middle East and the Gulf that Middle East Airline flies to. Middle East Airlines offers two class of service, i.e., Business Class and Economy Class.
Middle East Airlines fleet comprises of 18 aircraft that include 13 Airbus A320-200 and 5 Airbus A330-200.
Services and Amenities
Middle East Airlines offers a wide range of in-flight entertainment options.
Passengers can watch their favorite movies on their personal screen.
MEA also provides delicious meals from European and Lebanese cuisine.
Passengers also can shop on-board at lower prices on several items; from their in-flight catalog.
One piece of carry-on baggage is allowed, the weight of which must not exceed 22 lbs. Its dimensions should not be more than 22 x 16 x 9 inches.
Depending on the destination, baggage allowance varies from 50 lbs to 88 lbs for Economy Class and 132 lbs to 154 lbs for Business Class.