Just what I was thinking, around 5 A320s.
As for MEA, they are doing well now. They have 6 A321-200s powered by IAE V2500s and 3 A330-200s powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700s. The oldest aircraft being delivered just last February making them have the youngest fleet in the world (easy to do with only 9 aircraft).
They are serving 21 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. They will report a profit of $15 million at the end of the year when back in 1998, they reported a loss of $87 million.
So MEA has come a long way in such a short period of time thanks to its genius CEO who completely turned the airline around. Mohammad El-Hout is certainly one of the greatest airline CEO's despite being heavily criticised at first for his drastic actions in restructuring MEA. He laid off 1400 employees which got him lots of criticisms. He also cut MEA's destinations from 45 to 22, got rid of the 707s and overall downsized the fleet from 13 to 9 aircraft.
It's nice to know you went to school in Jordan and Lebanon! I'm Lebanese, living in the US currently in my last year of High School.
[Edited 2003-12-03 05:07:23]
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