Yup, their first flight was on August 13 which departed Beirut (BEY) at 3PM to the Turkish resort of Dalaman.
It is currently operating charter flights, mostly for the travel agency Nakhal which offers vacation packages to a number of places in Europe and Turkey.
They have not started scheduled flights yet. They are still waiting for approval from the Lebanese government to begin scheduled flights. So at the moment they are nothing more than a charter airline.
The Lebanese government has a rule that lasts until 2012 in which MEA
can be the only Lebanese carrier to operate scheduled flights. This is an outdated rule to protect MEA
from before the government voted for an open skies policy in 2000. They are optimistic that the rule will be changed soon MenaJet will be able to operate scheduled flights, most probably only
to places that MEA
does not operate to.
They currently have one A320-200, F-OKRM:
It is an ex-Ansett Austrlia (now defunct) aircraft.
She was built in 1996 and was in storage between March 2002 and August 2004. So in reality, it is less than 5.5 years old.
I do not know when they plan to get more aircraft. Perhaps one they are given approval to operate scheduled flights.
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"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran