MEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
I don't think MEA would start a long haul route to Asia soon,before it starts the Montreal route.Montreal is the kind of long haul MEA has to consider,if every to fly long haul routes.
Besides,why screw Thai?A new airline serving BEY wouldn't hurt!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8251 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
Could happen. Beirut's a very attractive destination with a very mobile population - the Hong Kong of the Middle East.
JAL is a likely one, they used to have a daily service to Japan before the civil war and there seem to be links between the two countries, although I'm not entirely sure why. Japanese terrorist groups used to be based there during the war, and there was some kind of diplomatic scuffle between the two countries a few years ago which might have been a fallout of that or something similar.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Yegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1733 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
This is the piece that I picked up. Don't have any details though
"Thai Airways will launch four direct flights a week from Dubai to the southern Indian city of Chennai from October 26. These will be on Mondays, Wednesdays , Fridays and Sundays. Thai covers five destinations in the Gulf including Dubai, Muscat, Abdu Dhabi, Bahrain and Kuwait. It plans to add Beirut, Amman, Riyadh and Dammam."