AA777
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Whats Happening With MEA?

Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:44 pm

So, as far as I know the whole fleet, (minus one plane?) was taken out of BEY. I figured that the rest of the planes were grounded either in LCA, and that one other was in CDG. But on July 30, I saw an MEA A321 taking off from Heathrow (I was connecting to IAD). And I was very surprised to see this. Does anyone know if they are doing still some of their regional ops (like the FCO-MXP legs of the FCO-MXP-BEY flights), or flights from LCA to LHR and other cities moving evacuees around?

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Venezuela747
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:59 am

I heard they had moved most of their service to Damascus, Syria. Or at least that's what they were doing when the whole deal started
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cedarjet
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:04 am

I think MEA are only flying relief missions and ferrying evacuated people around, hence A330s turning up in Montreal and Sydney. And the future looks incredibly bleak, during the civil war there were only short periods where they didn't fly full schedules daily to Europe and the Gulf. Good luck to them.
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:11 pm

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 2):
hence A330s turning up in Montreal

The A330 is planned to make 7 weekly trips to Ghana next week via ABJ, LOS and KAN

Below are the schedules

Middle East Airlines
ME 575 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 08:00
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 13:00
1 stop(s)
332 8h00min Saturday


Middle East Airlines
ME 575 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 08:30
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 13:30
1 stop(s)
332 8h00min Tuesday


Middle East Airlines
ME 573 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 15:00
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 20:00
1 stop(s)
332 8h00min Monday


Middle East Airlines
ME 571 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 01:30
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 07:20
1 stop(s)
332 8h50min Sunday

Middle East Airlines
ME 571 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 14:00
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 19:50
1 stop(s)
332 8h50min Friday


Middle East Airlines
ME 571 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 02:00
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 08:00
1 stop(s)
332 9h00min Wednesday


Middle East Airlines
ME 575 Damascus Int'l (DAM), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 20:30
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 03:30+1 day(s)
2 stop(s)
332 10h00min Wednesday
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
spottingpete93
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:22 pm

Air Zimbabwe used F-OMEA on their service from and to LGW this week (31JUL / 01AUG) due to aircraft shortage within UM fleet.

I wonder if MEA will be used for short term sub contract work?
 
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:06 am

So they flew DAM-SYD with the 332s ??

Where did they stop en-route ?

Thx,

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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting Spottingpete93 (Reply 4):
Air Zimbabwe used F-OMEA on their service from and to LGW this week (31JUL / 01AUG) due to aircraft shortage within UM fleet.

Actually, that was an extra section to clear the backlog of over 180 pax that had been left behind over the week due to oversales.  Smile

Air Zim is oversold by another 100+ tomorrow evening, so don't be surprised to see another sub-service later this week.
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:22 am

I flew into LHR on the 2nd and there was a MEA a/c parked at the gate. There was some kind of activity going around it, and by the looks of it, it was getting ready for a flight...
So it seems that they are using their a/c for other purposes I guess.

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kesflyer
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RE: Whats Happening With MEA?

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:51 pm

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 5):
So they flew DAM-SYD with the 332s ??

Where did they stop en-route ?

Actually flew LCA-SIN-SYD several times with A330.

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