I don't want to always take out the excitement about the MEA
rumors you predict but here's a small analysis:
is planning to increase frequecies this summer to its present destinations and open CPH
a lot of other stations will get an extra weekly added
Those additional frequencies will increase utilization of the 9 planes to max: so no YUL
--> Unless political pressure placed after the president's visit next month to Brazil will result in GRU
reopening. His visit will give you a chance to see a New MEA
plane in South America for once at least.
is rumored to join Skyteam ( partner/associate) this year, so they will have to increase frequencies on present regional routes to build their Hub before starting to venture Long Haul.
--> New types cannot be introduced in a short time frame, so forget about the A340 dream for this summer.With the standardization of the fleet interior/product, MEA
will most likely take delivery of new planes only (or fully refurbished used ones) which could take a year if decision taken now.