Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a firm contract for ten A320neo Family aircraft (five A321neo and five A320neo aircraft). This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding which was announced on July 12, 2012. MEA will announce its engine choice at a later date.
MEA Chairman-Director General, Mohamad El Hout comented: “Airbus’ A320neo Family is the ideal choice for an airline such as Middle East Airlines. An aircraft offering fuel burn saving, high reliability as well as a modern and comfortable cabin is a sound investment in anyone’s books.”
MEA currently operates four A330-200s, four A321s and ten A320s.