We can expect not to see any drastic changes in route/fleet structure at MEA
at least until 2005. It looks as if the summer season plans have been finalized for the most part.
, and the additional frequencies are about all we will see.
might happen at the expense of the Lebanese government and several investors. It is quite unfortunate that foreign governments and politics affect the operations of airlines such as MEA
, but that is the world we live in.
are two routes that MEA
could definitely do tremendously well on.
It is my belief that MEA
has a superior product to that of RJ
, so theres the competitive advantage. On the other hand, a large number of those pax which make up RJ
's North American traffic are Lebanese, or travelling to Lebanon. MEA
would attract these travellers because its their national airline, and its more convenient.
Hopefully under the next administration there might be more friendly relations with Lebanon. That way one day we might actually see the Cedar tail at DTW