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Is MEA Axing Its Seasonal BEY - BER Service?  
User currently offlineyegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Was looking at summer skeds for MEA and noticed that BER is no longer there. ANyone knows whether BER is coming back summer 2011?

If not, I wonder why that is. Last summer they ran up to 5 weeklies which would indicate that peak season pax are definitely there. Otherwise, will Germania be upping its service to BE?

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

I wasn't even aware they ever came to Berlin. Wikipedia says they did 3/w from June to September, going to SXF. But I've seen no pictures.

ST currently flies 2/w. Who knows what they'll do?


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
But I've seen no pictures.

Probably because the flight was during the night (not the most ideal moment for taking pictures  ):

ME221 BEY-SXF 22.55-02.05
ME222 SXF-BEY 03.05-07.50



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

The will start DUS instead.

User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3):
The will start DUS instead.

Source?



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 4):
Source?

Well, you can find it by yourself on GDS


Middle East Airlines
ME 221

Rafic Hariri International (BEY), Beirut, Lebanon 15:30
International Airport (DUS), Duesseldorf, Germany 18:45
Non-stop
320 4:15
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday


Middle East Airlines
ME 222

International Airport (DUS), Duesseldorf, Germany 19:45
Rafic Hariri International (BEY), Beirut, Lebanon 00:50+1 day(s)
Non-stop
320 4:05
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday


It's a 4xw service, just for the summer peak. Flight codes are the same of SXF's service in S10.


User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

ME has a history of operating DUS or CGN in the Summer months. They tried SXF last year and it seems from what is happening that the other points are more successful.

As long as BRU keeps going I'm real happy here! Flying it at least 3 times back and forth in the coming months.



I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlineyegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3):
The will start DUS instead.

BEY-DUS goes up to 5 per week in August!!!

Yup...looks like MEA is having a tough time deciding what airports to serve in Germany (aside from FRA).

So, BRU and DUS and not AMS - beats me!!!


User currently offlineMEA330 From Lebanon, joined Aug 2002, 286 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

According to current bilateral agreement MEA has 10 or 11 frequencies to Germany and is only allowed to serve 2 destinations.
With the daily FRA remaining a constant they have tried to maximize use of the other destination and frequencies; shifting from CGN to SXF then DUS. I guess this practice is not very good for building customer loyalty in those cities.
MEA should stick to its choice and operate year round to whichever city they finally choose.
A year round CPH service would also make sense on the smaller A320 instead of the usual A330 service in summer.


User currently offlinerolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Düsseldorf is a nice place and I would guess it is cheaper to operate then Berlin. When we Germans were evacuated from Lebanon in 2006, the charter plane took us from Damascus and landed in Düsseldorf.


rolf
User currently offlineyegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

It may well be after a few years flying to a few destinations in Germany, MEA figured that it can make the most money on DUS (among DUS, CGN and BER).

But either way, it's nice to see MEA trying to maximize its revenue/profit. I hope that Germania airlines add more flights to its BER-BEY route this summer (or better yet, Air Berlin starting a new route) to fill the void with MEA existing the market


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 7):
Yup...looks like MEA is having a tough time deciding what airports to serve in Germany (aside from FRA).

Considering they are going to be SkyTeam, they don't have a partner in Germany. As a member of one of the other two alliances it would be pretty clear where they'd fly to.


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