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MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)  
User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 998 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3063 times:

Yesterday I was looking at some pictures of aircraft at GRU airport, Sao Paulo, Brasil. One of them was of a MEA B747-200 and the caption underneath suggested that the aircraft was on a regular service from Beirut to Sao Paulo.

Could anyone give any information on this service? Perhaps why it was operated (I don't know, I am guessing that Brasil had economic ties with Lebanon).

Thanks for any help

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User currently offlineUALDUDE From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3045 times:

MEA does not fly to GRU anymore. They used to fly to GRU because there is a large Lebanese/Arab population in Sao Paulo.

User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1748 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3051 times:

Where did the flight stop or was it non-stop from BEY?

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3031 times:

About 8 million Lebanese people live in Brazil. MEA used to fly there, as well as SYD and some other places, but they've stopped the flights.

Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3035 times:

didnt the flights use to operate Beirut-Abidjan or Dakar-Sao Paulo??



User currently offlineSalim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3037 times:

the stop was at abidjan. They stpoed this flight when they took out the 747's of the fleet in 1997.

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3033 times:

MEA operated the Boeing 747-2B4BM reg#N204AE; Just arrived from Beirut
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Photo © Jose Francisco Gouvea V. Filho

Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (GRU / SBGR) - Brazil, July 1997


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