raffik From Zambia, joined Feb 2006, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Wonderful news for MEA & Beirut.
The airport is perfectly positioned for passengers coming from Europe connecting to the Middle East & Africa.
Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 3): MEA will definitely need to get the right airplanes if BEY could ever play a role of a hub
The A330s are a good size for their long haul requirements to Africa, London & Paris. I think they also serve CPH. The A321s and A320s seem to do well on their short & medium haul segments - they certainly seem to fill them but I think it would be good to see a regional jet for higher frequency short haul feeder services. That would free up the A321s and A320s for more routes- perhaps a daily A321 service to AMS or even an A320 to MAD.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29270 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
Great to have a clear date we knew it was coming but great to see its only a year away. Will give MEA time to sort out the finer elements. In terms of product MEA will out shine their senior members. With expansion construction at BEY it will open up more opportunities also.
Some welcome news for Lebanon in a time when not all the news is good at the moment.
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8835 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Quoting kamboi (Reply 4): Why not till 2012? How come others were admiotted after a few months.
Can you give an example of someone who was admitted after a few months ? It is quite normal for accession to an alliance to take 12-18 months from the date of the signing ... and we are in 2011 now , so 2012 doesn't seem too surprising to me .
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
kamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
I am not sure I can. maybe because i felt some other who joined happened so quickly without me knowing the signed ablut a year earlier. E.G. Tarom & Vietnam Airlines, how long ago did they sign the agreement before they became full members? All I heard was they are members already.