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Cyprus Airways moves closer to Air France after the Central Bank rejects MEA’s takeover bid

Cyprus Airways (Larnaca) is moving closer to Air France (Paris) with an expanded code-share program. Air France-KLM is helping the airline with its reorganization. The carrier today made this announcement:

Air France and Cyprus Airways are building on their existing cooperation to now offer a total of 20 daily code-share flights.

This new agreement offers travellers a wider choice of seamless travel solutions. Passengers travelling on Air France’s extensive international network are now able to connect to and from Cyprus at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Flight options between Larnaca and Paris are also enhanced through several daily connections via Athens, in addition to the five weekly nonstop flights operated by Cyprus Airways. Customers can now take advantage of the domestic flights operated within Greece by Cyprus Airways, offering easy connections via Athens, between Paris, Rhodes and Heraklion.

Thanks to this new code-share agreement, Air France will now offer flights operated by Cyprus Airways: Larnaca-Paris, Larnaca-Athens, Athens-Heraklion and Athens-Rhodes. Cyprus Airways will also offer flights operated by Air France between Athens and Paris.

To better serve passengers on both airlines’ code-share flights, Cyprus Airways has conveniently moved from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. Terminal 2 is also used by Air France for its own flight operations. Moreover, passengers on both Air France and Cyprus Airways flights can collect points for their frequent flyer programmes, Flying Blue and Sunmiles, with each airline on all code-share flights.

This expanded relationship follows the bank rejection of all overtures by MEA-Middle East Airlines (Beirut) to either acquire a share or all of Cyprus Airways. The Central Bank, which controls the majority shares of MEA, rejected the plan by MEA to buy into troubled Cyprus Airways which is undergoing an reorganization. The bank did not want the airline to take on this added risk.

Read the full report from The Daily Star: CLICK HERE

Meanwhile Cyprus Airways’ pilots are supporting the restructuring plan being designed by Air France-KLM.

Video: 65 Years of Cyprus Airways:

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 5B-DCK (msn 2275) approaches the Larnaca base for landing.

Air France: AG Slide Show

Cyprus Airways: AG Slide Show

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MEA signs a firm contract for 5 Airbus A320neo and 5 A321neo aircraft

MEA A321-200neo (08)(Flt)(Airbus)(LR)

Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) (Beirut), 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 (MOU) which was announced on July 12, 2012.

Image: Airbus.

MEA-Middle East Airlines: AG Slide Show

MEA signs MOU for five Airbus A320neo and five A321neo aircraft

Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) (Beirut), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for five A320neo and five A321neo aircraft plus eight options. MEA will announce its engine choice at a later date.

MEA currently operates four A330-200s, four A321s and nine A320s.

Image: Airbus.

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Airbus delivers A320 MSN 5000 to MEA

Airbus (Toulouse) today (January 20) delivered the A320 with manufacturer serial number (MSN) 5000 to Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA). The aircraft was delivered from Airbus in Hamburg, Germany and is powered by International Aero Engines V2500 engines.

MSN 5000 completes the deliveries of MEA’s total order for seven A320s. It marks a significant milestone for Airbus and the A320 Family going into 2012, as production rises from 38 to 40 per month during the first quarter of the year, and orders for the new A320neo reaffirm Airbus’ single-aisle Family as the most modern, fuel efficient in their category. MEA operates one of the most modern fleets in the region with four A330-200s, six A321 and including MSN 5000, now seven A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Please click on the photo for additional information.

MEA Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Bottom Copyright Photo: Airbus.

MEA to have the honor of accepting the 5,000th Airbus A320 Family aircraft

MEA-Middle East Airlines (Beirut) will have the honor of accepting msn 5000, the 5,000th Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The airliner now carries a special marking to celebrate the historic milestone.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Please click on the photo for additional information.

MEA Slide Show: CLICK HERE

MEA warns its pilots to go back to work

MEA-Middle East Airlines (Beirut) was impacted by a strike by its pilots since yesterday (November 30). The pilots had planned a two-day strike against the company. The pilots are protesting the dismissal of a cancer-stricken pilot but decided now to extend the strike after the airline deducted five days worth of pay according to this report by AFP. Now the airline is warning it will dismiss any pilots who fail to report for work.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Wingnut.

MEA Slide Show: CLICK HERE

MEA to join the SkyTeam in 2012

Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA) (Beirut), the flag carrier of Lebanon, today (February 28, 2011) signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on the photo for further information.

MEA to join the SkyTeam in 2012

MEA-Middle East Airlines (Beirut) will sign an agreement on February 28 in order to start the process of joining the SkyTeam alliance in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. Please click on the photo for additional details.

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