If you’re flying to Beirut, there’s only one airline that brings excellent hospitality aboard the flight and that’s Middle East Airlines. Also called Air Liban, the airline makes you feel flying in your own private jet with pretty and professional stewardesses, all smiles! Being the national flag carrier of Lebanon, Middle East Airlines (ME) is based in Beirut from where it flies to about 35 destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Since its inception in 1945, the Lebanese airline has been offering a cost-effective and safe journey complemented with the hospitality of the Lebanese culture. No doubt, it’s one of the leading Middle Eastern carriers today.
Airports Served by Middle East Airlines in UAE
The Lebanese flag carrier is based in Beirut, Lebanon. From its main aviation base at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, it operates flights to destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. In the Gulf and the Middle East, the airline flies to Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Amman and Baghdad. In UAE, it flies to and from Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Dubai International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai – Beirut
The flight ME 427 departs from Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 12:45pm noon and arrives at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) at 3:05pm. The non-stop flight duration is 3 hrs 20mins and total 139 flights operate on this route. The earliest flight from Dubai to Beirut is at 00:30 and last flight from Dubai to Beirut is at 23:15.
Abu Dhabi – Beirut
The flight ME 4413 departs from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 9:25am noon and arrives at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) at 12:35pm. The non-stop flight duration is 3 hrs 20mins and 84 flights operate on this route. The earliest flight from Abu Dhabi to Beirut is at 00:50 and last flight from Abu Dhabi to Beirut is at 22:10.
Beirut – Dubai
International flight ME428 by Middle East Airlines flies from Beirut, Rafic Hariri (BEY) at 4:25 pm and arrives at Dubai International Airport (DXB) 8:40 pm. The non-stop flight duration is 3 hrs 15 mins.
Passengers Served by Middle East Airlines in UAE
Despite of the fluctuating oil prices and strong global economic turbulence, the Middle East Airlines registered double-digit growth in international passenger traffic in June 2018. Today, the leading airline serves 3 million passengers every year.Some of its most popular routes include Yerevan, Brussels, Larnaca, Copenhagen, Cairo, Paris, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Kano, Lagos, Kuwait City, Abidjan, Najaf, Erbil, Accra, Rome, Baghdad and Rome.
Facilities in Middle East Airlines
When it comes to quality service, comfort and safety, the Middle East airlines leads the forefront in the region. With Middle East Airlines, you can get a sense of Lebanese hospitality, great in-flight entertainment, luxurious Cedar lounge and much more. Other than its modern, efficient and eco-friendly offerings, the airline has young, well-trained and vibrant staff to handle all your requests with ease.
Some of its exclusive facilities are given below:
- Web Check-in facility
- Special care unit
- Cedar Lounge
- Lebanese and European cuisine
- Inflight entertainment
- Duty-free shopping
Alliance and Code Shares
To cater to the increasing demand in the Gulf region, Middle East Airlines joined SkyTeam airline alliance in 2012. In fact, it became SkyTeam’s second member airline in the Middle East. Other than Sky Team, the carrier is also a member of Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Officially, it has codesharing agreements with the below given airlines.
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Air France
- Czech Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Kuwait Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian
- Turkish Airlines
IATA code ME
ICAO code MEA
Callsign CEDAR JET