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Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines
AirlineMiddle East Airlines Air Liban
طيران الشرق الأوسط ـ الخطوط الجوية اللبنانية
Founded31 May 1945
Airline hubBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
Frequent-flyer programCedar Miles
Member loungeCedar Lounge
AllianceSkyTeam (2012)
*Middle East Airlines Ground Handling (MEAG) *Middle East Airports Services (MEAS) *Mideast Aircraft Services Company (MASCO) *Lebanese Beirut Airport Catering Company (LBACC)
Fleet size16(+1 order)
Company sloganFrom Lebanon to the World
Parent companyBanque du Liban
HeadquartersBeirut, Lebanon
Key peopleMohammed El-Hout (Chairman & Director General)
Net income(+) US$100,000,000+ (2009)

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Middle East Airlines Air Liban S.A.L. ( ), more commonly known as Middle East Airlines (MEA) ( ), is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, with its head office in Beirut, near Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. It operates scheduled international flights to Asia, Europe and Africa from its base at Rafic Hariri International Airport.

Middle East Airlines (MEA) is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline expressed its interest in becoming a SkyTeam associate member in early 2006 at a press conference in New York.

On 28 February 2011, MEA airlines officially signed the partnership agreement with SkyTeam in an official ceremony in Beirut.

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