MEA Might Start Accepting “Fresh” Dollars Only

MEA Chairman told Reuters yesterday that "if MEA wants to ensure its stability, we will reach a time when we will need to have sales in 'fresh dollars', which means that very few people will be able to purchase MEA tickets when this rule will be introduced. I am not sure if other airline offices are accepting LBP or "lollars", but they will all reach a point where they request payment in fresh dollars. In…

Low-cost German Airline Eurowings to Launch Direct flights to Beirut from Berlin, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf

Under the label "families and homeland visits", cheap German airline and Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings has decided to expand its flights and connect 3 new German cities to Beirut. They will be served as follows: 1- Berlin-Beirut direct connections starting December 19, 2020: Tuesday: BER – BEY 08.25 – 13.25; BEY – BER, 14.30 – 17.45 Saturday: BER – BEY, 12.05 – 17.05; BEY – BER, 18.15 – 21.30 2- Düsseldorf-Beirut direct connections starting December 22,…

France to offer Lebanese students joining its territory this year 500 euros of aid

7 months ago
In a not very surprising – given the French President Macron’s latest promises to help Lebanese students in France – yet very welcome initiative given the current economic crisis that is plaguing the country, Campus ...

You Can Bring in Up to 15K in Cash Through Beirut’s Airport

11 months ago
Following the airport’s reopening on July 1st, rumors spread that any amounts over $2000 were being confiscated from passengers. The Lebanese Customs issued a statement today clarifying that all passengers can carry up to $15,000 ...

Lebanese Cannot Travel to Cyprus As of July 6th

11 months ago
The below is an announcement shared yesterday by the Cyprus Embassy in Lebanon: Dear all, we are very sorry to announce that following today’s decision of the competent authorities of the Republic of Cyprus regarding ...

Beirut Airport Could Open by June 21

1 year ago
Beirut’s Airport was expected to open by June 8 as part of the government’s de-confinement plan but it looks like the decision will be pushed towards the end of June instead. Public Works Minister hinted ...

Beirut-Paris Flights To Resume on June 12

1 year ago
The DailyStar reported on Tuesday that Air France will resume its flights to and from Beirut on June 12. There will be two flights to and from the Lebanese capital every Friday and Sunday. Beirut ...

New MEA Airbus A321neo vs A320

1 year ago
Lebanese Plane Spotters leaked a photo earlier this week of MEA’s first Airbus A321neo with the new livery. Scanning through the comments, most people didn’t like the dominant blue color which doesn’t really mix with ...

MEA To Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily at its Offices

1 year ago
A month ago, MEA took a decision to accept only U.S dollars but then had to reverse it the same day after sparking nationwide outrage. Following that, rumors spread that the ticket prices had increased ...

Food Blogger Mark Wiens Visits Beirut

1 year ago
Bangkok-based food blogger Mark Wiens, the author of and has recently visited Beirut and vlogged about his experience here. He pretty much covered everything from Mezze, to raw meat, street food, desserts to ...