MIDDLE EAST: First new A330-200 for Middle East Airlines

Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft directly purchased from Airbus. The aircraft is part of an order for four Airbus A330-200s placed in 2006 to replace an existing fleet of three leased A330s. “This is the first A330-200 being delivered to MEA with a new livery reflecting […]


Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft directly purchased from Airbus. The aircraft is part of an order for four Airbus A330-200s placed in 2006 to replace an existing fleet of three leased A330s.

“This is the first A330-200 being delivered to MEA with a new livery reflecting the Lebanese flag. With its efficient fuel economy and passenger comfort, the A330-200 will enable MEA to meet and respond to the rising demand for passenger services between Lebanon, the middle East, Africa and Europe,” said the carrier’s chairman Mohamad El-Hout.