Lebanon in talks with easyJet and Ryanair

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Authorities in Lebanon are in talks with low cost carriers including easyJet and Ryanair about starting operations to the country in a bid to boost a tourism industry that has been rocked by political turmoil in the Arab world, including neighbouring Syria, Tourism Minister Fady Abboud said in an interview with Arabian Business.

I really hope this happens, finally cheap flights from Lebanon to Europe!

“Indeed we are talking to Monarch Airlines, easyJet [and] Ryanair – we’re talking to all of them,” Abboud said in an interview from Beirut. “But Lebanon’s civil aviation will not give them the right to land – they say ‘yes you can come from London, but we want 25 extra flights to Heathrow’.”

Sadly because Lebanon is the center of the universe, it doesn’t look like it will happen. [Link]

4 thoughts on “Lebanon in talks with easyJet and Ryanair

  1. Alf

    U mean TeasyJet???
    But on a more serious note I really hope it would work. We will travel cheaper to Europe and we will hve more European tourists as well

  2. A Guy

    First, you have to think about what the gov. stands to win ($$$) with this deal.
    Second, if the plan is feasible ($$$$$) it will get a green light. If not, too bad!

  3. M

    I did a whole thesis at uni about low cost airlines, and personally i highly doubt it will work, it will face a big opposition from MEA first since it’s the national carrier, UNLESS they make some kind of $$$ deal with some Official thieves!


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