cedarjet
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Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:20 pm

British Mediteranean are flying an aircraft to Beirut tomorrow (17 Aug) as a positioning flight, returning to London on the 18th as a commercial service.

There's a thread on the go about who and when will service to BEY restart, but I think this is an important enough announcement, and important enough achievement for the battered-but-unbowed city of Beirut, to justify it's own thread.
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:32 pm

Hi Cedar Jet!

This is good news!
I see Royal Jordanian start tomorrow with Dash aircraft and jets from
Saturday

Cheers!
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:36 pm

Alf Mabrook Beirut. Excellent news for BEY and Lebanon as a whole.

Egyptair have provisionally decided to re-start services from 21/08/06, however they will continue to operate the upgraded DAM service (using B777/A332 rather than A320/B735) if it isn't deemed safe to return.

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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:40 pm

They must have repaired the runways fairly quickly if flights are restarting already! Presumably the terminal itself was relatively undamaged?
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:48 pm

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
They must have repaired the runways fairly quickly if flights are restarting already!

I believe there was mention in the other thread about BEY utilizing one of its taxiways (which, apparently was previously a runway) as the main strip as the actual runways were pretty heavily bombed.

Good to hear that commercial service will be returning shortly tho.
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:22 am

The first flight on the BA website BEYLHR is loaded for 22Aug
 
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:44 am

Very good news for BEY
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:57 am

Interesting to see that BMed is the first carrier to restart services....

Way to go!!
 
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:25 am

Go bmed

Starting service to show its safe to go back

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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:45 am

Congratulations to Lebanon , Beirut and to all the Lebanese people ...  Smile
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:52 am

The aircraft was a Bmed A321-231 [LN 2799] G-MEDM.
 
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting MattRB (Reply 4):
I believe there was mention in the other thread about BEY utilizing one of its taxiways (which, apparently was previously a runway)

correct, the taxiway parallel to 03/21 was the old 03/21

either way, great news for BEY.
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:17 am

Is this flight now officially operating?
 
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
They must have repaired the runways fairly quickly if flights are restarting already! Presumably the terminal itself was relatively undamaged?

God bless them, the Lebonese people have learned to rebuild as a way of life.
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:17 am

It's good to see foreign airlines returning to Beirut.
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:44 am

Excellent news- there are so meany Lebanese who are looking forward to returning to Lebanon, and what with the enormous amount of reconstruction needed in the country, a fair number of business men visiting to pick up the tenders!

I wonder if MEA will reopen their services to London
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:44 am

Excellent news- there are so many Lebanese who are looking forward to returning to Lebanon, and what with the enormous amount of reconstruction needed in the country, a fair number of business men visiting to pick up the tenders!

I wonder if MEA will reopen their services to London
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RE: Bmed Start Service To Beirut Tomorrow For BA

Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:01 am

Where does MEA fly right now?
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