is located pretty far from the city out in the open. It's could in the sense that the airport has a lot of land (2nd largest in the world) and allows a lot of expansion, but it takes a while to get to it, especially when traffic is bad.
One advantage however from it being way east, it allows planes to take-off directly west and clear the mountains in time. Something that wasn't possible with Stapleton.
People still complain about noise however...even though it is quite far.
is located just south of the city. On the divided highway, it takes 10-15 minutes from central Beirut when there is no traffic. So I'd say it is located in a very good location.
You can see the airport in the south of the city below here:
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