MEA To Join SkyTeam

MIDDLE EAST Airlines (MEA) of the Lebanon is planning to become a full member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, having previously expressed an interest in joining four years ago.  The news follows a meeting between delegations from Air France and MEA in November.  Mohamad El-Hout, Chairman of MEA, confirmed that the Board had approved his proposal to join and Pierre-Henry Gourgeon, Air France’s CEO, said that his airline would sponsor and support the application.  For the last 12 years the two airlines have been operating a code share partnership between Paris and Beirut.