MEA321 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15 Posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
According to MEA chairman Mohammed Hout, Middle East Airlines will not re-open a direct route between Beirut and Sao Paulo. This comes after some speculation that MEA was doing a feasibility study about the BEY-GRU route.
Hout said that profitability was not proven to be satisfactory, however MEA will soon be offering great fares from Beirut to the United States and Rio de Janeiro thanks to an agreement with major international airline companies.
He also re-emphasized that MEA will be joining skyteam in 2004.
MEA321 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
LBC reported on Monday, November 3rd about MEA letting go of the Sao Paulo route and the rest of the information which I stated in the first post. They said a lot of other things but I don't remember exactly what. They usually have their TV broadcasts put on their website, so I will go back and check if it is there.
Something I forgot to add in the initial post is that MEA is offering tickets to the U.S. as low as $690 and to Rio de Janeiro as low as $800. That is quoted from Lebanonwire.com. Again those prices are made possible through agreements which have been negotiated with other (unspecified) airlines.