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MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:14 am

MEA has signed an MOU for 5 x A320NEOs and 5 x A321NEOs as well as options for 8 additional aircraft. These will probably act as replacement and cater for growth across the network.

Interestingly, they haven't made an announcement regarding replacement fleet for their long-haul A330 operations. Does anyone have any news or further updates?

source: http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...%40team.telstra.com&YM_MID=1325736
 
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:53 am

Quoting MEA (Thread starter):
Interestingly, they haven't made an announcement regarding replacement fleet for their long-haul A330 operations. Does anyone have any news or further updates?

Their 330s are fairly new, i think the oldest one is only 4 years old.
 
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:00 am

Quoting OLBA (Reply 1):
Their 330s are fairly new, i think the oldest one is only 4 years old.

You are right; oldest one delievered in 2008 and the newest in 2009.
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:52 am

I've said it already but Mabrouk to MEA! Now some 787's in ME color would really steal my heart!
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:26 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):

By the time they're looking to replace these, the A350 will be in service.

On a separate note, has MEA ever looked at flights to Australia?
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:39 am

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 4):
On a separate note, has MEA ever looked at flights to Australia?

Personally, I don't think they'll do it with a fleet this small.
 
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:19 am

Quoting OLBA (Reply 5):

Thanks, was just a random thought given the considerable expat Lebanese community in Australia (and New Zealand), but guess this market is sewn up by EK and EY.
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:27 am

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 4):

On a separate note, has MEA ever looked at flights to Australia?

SYD was dropped in 1999. Used to operate BEY-KUL-SYD on the 742s and occasionally on the A310s (the latter with tech stops in DRW and I believe DXB).
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Rather off topic but does anybody know if there's still a direct flight between Asia and Beirut? Last I remember there was MH KUL-DXB-BEY, does it still operate? The Gulf carriers are sure covering that market very well.

The only hope would be an alliance hub to hub route, but even that I'm not sure would be viable. BEY-ICN or BEY-KUL seem very far fetched.

I do wonder if ME should have a China link as they are fond of Africa where ME has a nice offering.
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting brightcedars (Reply 8):
Rather off topic but does anybody know if there's still a direct flight between Asia and Beirut? Last I remember there was MH KUL-DXB-BEY, does it still operate? The Gulf carriers are sure covering that market very well.

Last i heard, that this route was cut by MH a few years ago, but not 100% sure
 
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RE: MEA Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs

Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:13 am

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 4):
On a separate note, has MEA ever looked at flights to Australia?

I think at one stage they did operate to SYD maybe in the early 90s maybe I think it was only for a short time thow. To see what they were like in the 70s and 80s during the civil war there, that airline deserves all the credit they get. To operate through those hard times to what they are like now hats of to MEA. I remember seeing one of their 707s at Heathrow in 1985.

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