MEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
Just today I was watching BEY's scheduled flights on TV,when I saw a flight for MEA arriving from Sydney Via Kuala Lumpur;at first I thought they have mistaken it with MH flights,but later I checked SYD's website & found out that indeed there is an MEA flight.
Another thing,two days ago I was at the airport & saw an ad at the MEA sales office promoting flights to Hong Kong Via DXB with Cathay pacific?Any thoughts of parternship between the two airlines?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8115 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
MEA flew to Sydney throughout the 90s, initially using A310s via Dubai, Singapore and Darwin. They later used their 747s and dropped the Dubai and Darwin stops.
I thought they dropped the route in favour of a codeshare with Malaysia, who fly a 777 to Beirut every day nonstop from KL. This mystery flight spotted on the monitors by MEA310 is more likely to be the MH codeshare, I don't think MEA have revived the route with their own metal. Hopefully they will one day, their gorgeous white livery with the enormous cedar on the tail is much missed at Kingsford Smith.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
MEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
Acutally MH operates non stop & via Cairo flights to Beirut;I had the thought that it might be a codeshare,but after checking SYD's website I had some doubts & decided to discuss it with you guys.
Thanks for the info.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4785 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
MEA would now with its upscale reputation do well if it restarts SYD flights via either KUL or SYD. Preferably via KUL due to less competition there compared to SIN.
An A332 would be perfect for such a route! But they need to fly to SYD at least 4-5 times a week as EK flies dbl daily, GF is 6 times a week and then you have MH-SQ-CX-TG etc etc all competing for MEA's transit pax traffic for North Africa and Europe especially!
Odie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
MH operates twice weekly flights from Beirut to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai, with onward connections to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth (same goes for the return sector). MEA used to operate their Sydney flights via Singapore, but changed to Kuala Lumpur before suspending its SIN, KUL and SYD altogether.