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Old May 25th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #1861
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French airline links Beirut to Orly
Low cost flights to start in September




Transavia France, a French low-cost airline partly owned by Air France, will start flights to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BRHIA) on September 4.

This is the third French airline to access the local market after Air France and Aigle Azur.

Transavia will operate three flights a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Ticket prices start at €418 ($467).

The airline, which is based out of Paris-Orly Airport, is in direct competition with Aigle Azur, which begins flights to BRHIA in end of June.

Air France owns 60 percent of Transavia France, with the remaining 40 percent owned by Transavia Airlines of the Netherlands, both of which are ultimately owned by the Air France–KLM group.

Transavia France has a fleet of 28 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Reported by Yassmine Alieh

Source: http://www.businessnews.com.lb/cms/S...px?ItemID=6062
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Korean Air and China Eastern Airlines operated charter flights to BEY again this year, 777-200 and A330-200 were used respectively.
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Old June 17th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #1863
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Charter flight?



Edit: on vueling page on Wikipedia they mention that beirut is one of the destinations they fly to. But I was never aware of this before.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:08 AM   #1864
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MEA and Air Canada in codeshare negotiations
Direct route projected to be launched late 2017



Middle East Airlines (MEA) is negotiating a codeshare agreement with Air Canada for direct flights on the Beirut-Toronto route. If approved, flights could be launched late 2017 or early 2018, according to Nizar Khoury, Director of Commerce Department at MEA.

Air Canada postponed direct flights to Beirut due to security issues 14 years ago. Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada, said earlier this month to the Air Transport World website, that the regulatory process to serve Beirut Airport started back in 2003, but geopolitical events and company requirements intervened.

Currently, a direct route would be feasible because of the advent of the Boeing 787, which is equipped for long-haul flights.

A codeshare agreement already exists between MEA and Air Canada from Beirut to Canada through Geneva and London routes.

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 05:44 PM   #1865
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Fantastic news! We've heard it many times before, but the time seems right. MEA needs to desperately upgrade its fleet in order to comfortably handle the 10+ hour flight. Service needs to be improved, along with the introduction of a real business class product with fully flat beds and a more comfortable economy section.

I think they will announce an order of A330neo soon. Seems more likely than the A350 or 787.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 06:58 PM   #1866
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I have a feeling it will be the A350, along with the A330 neo.
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