|Quoting cedarjet (Reply 3):|
Knowing how tough those old planes were, especially those last two, would almost say they are these mystery two coming into the fleet this summer! And again for the summer of 2032, and 2112.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):|
I guess this answers the question about the new aircraft :
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):|
I thought MSN 5000 was the last one but maybe they are getting more from somewhere else ?
|Quoting raffik (Thread starter):|
I have just read on MEA's Facebook page that they are introducing two new aircraft in "coming months".
|Quoting raffik (Reply 10):|
But if Skyteam want a valuable member in the Middle East, MEA WILL have to up their regional offerings and E190s would be advantageous for them. They could quite happily open up new destinations for the airline
|Quoting MEA330 (Reply 11):|
MEA management announced that 4 A320-214 (CFM) were leased. 3 will be delivered in 2012 and the last aircraft in summer 2013. A321 phase out will continue next year.
SkyTeam entry still planned for end JUNE 2012.
|Quoting MEA330 (Reply 11):|
A321 phase out will continue next year.
|Quoting OD-BWH (Reply 12):|
It's not gonna happen. MEA made it clear they're not interested in becoming a transit hub. In my opinion, that's mainly because they can't compete with larger hubs in the region (like DXB, AUH, DOH...), as well as because of the political situation in Lebanon that puts the airport out of business every now and then.
|Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 15):|
and pick up some transit pax
|Quoting brightcedars (Reply 17):|
I on my side think MEA should limit itself to be a boutique airline and establish itself as the undisputed option in and out of Lebanon. In this perspective I do believe that something smaller than the A320 and more efficient than an A318 should enter the fleet at MEA to allow same day return to major business destinations such as CAI & IST. Maybe they think they can achieve this with A320's instead of A321's and sparing the additional cost of a new type. I still wonder why they're not adding A319's, I think I remember they wanted some and then took A320's because the delivery was possible sooner.
Even if it has a great and ambitious name, I don't think MEA should play the regional hub, and definitely not the global hub game. Let them focus on connecting Lebanon, on improving their inflight service (few are commanding inflight crews), and on increasing their market share at home, that will be good enough.
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