Starting November 8, MEA will operate 3 flights a week on A321-200s on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The flight departs Beirut (BEY) as ME434 at 3:30PM arriving in Doha (DOH) at 7:15PM. It then returns as ME435 departing Doha (DOH) at 8:15PM arriving in Beirut (BEY) at 10:25PM.
Eventually, the service will increase to daily, perhaps when MEA recieves its 4th A330-200.
MEA began code-sharing on Qatar Airways' daily A320-200 flight in April.
For the summer, Qatar Airways upgraded the daily A320-200 flight to an A321-200 and started a 2nd daily A320-200 that operates late at night.
Starting November 11, MEA will also begin 2x weekly non-stop service to the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh (SSH) operating on Mondays and Thursdays on A321-200s. Some flights will operate on A330-200s during peak times however.
Effective November, MEA will have the following 26 destinations on three different regions in its network:
Middle East & North Africa:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Doha, Qatar - Operated in cooperation with Qatar Airways
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Copenhagen, Denmark - Summer season only
Dusseldorf, Germany - Summer season only
London, United Kingdom
Nice, France - Summer season only
Paris, France - Operated in cooperation with Air France
MEA is the national carrier of Lebanon operating a young fleet of 6 A321-200s powered by IAE V2533-A5 turbofans and 3 A330-200s powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B turbofans.
The A321s are equipped with 31 Cedar Class and 118 Economy Class seats. The A330s are equipped with 42 Cedar Class and 208 Economy Class seats.
Photo © Vatche Mitilian
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