Lufthansa Suspends All Flights to Beirut Till April 30

Last week, Swiss airline cancelled a flight to Beirut in mid-air due to security concerns, yet confirmed they are keeping their flights to Beirut while monitoring the situation very closely. Unfortunately, the Iran-Israel retaliations that followed caused Swiss airline and Lufthansa to suspend all flights to Beirut until end of April. It's not clear if they will extend the suspension beyond April, but there are no signs of things cooling down between Israel & Hamas…

SWISS Cancels Flight to Beirut in Mid-Air Due to Security Concerns

A flight from Zurich to Beirut operated by Swiss International Air Lines got cancelled yesterday in mid-air due to security concerns in Lebanon. According to a Swiss site, "Swiss experts decided on Friday night to cancel the flight from Zurich to Beirut while in the airspace over Bosnia-Herzegovina, owing to a security situation that was difficult to assess". They did not mention what prompted this decision but I figure it might be related to the…
Lebanon

An Old Lebanese Passport From 1945

3 months ago
A popular passport vintage collector Instagram account shared a rare passport from the 1945-1948 era on his page. The passport was issued at the Lebanese consulate in Cairo to a Lebanese businessman named Jack Bassili. ...
Lebanon

Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Urge Their Citizens To Leave Lebanon

9 months ago
Saudi Arabia was the first to issue a travel warning to Lebanon following the ongoing clashes at Ain el Helwe camp, followed by Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar. While Saudi Arabia & Bahrain urged their citizens ...
Lebanon

The Henley 2023 Passport Index: Lebanon Rank Improves From 2022

9 months ago
The Lebanese Passport is still ranked among the world’s weakest passports but it has been slightly improving since 2020. In fact, our passport ranked 94th this year out of 104 countries according to the Henley ...
Lebanon

Lebanon to Merge Paris Embassy’s HQ & Consulate Bldg

1 year ago
According to Annahar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Emigrants is set to announce next week the merger of Lebanon’s consulate building in Paris with the embassy’s headquarters. That said, the official address for the ...
History

Antonov Airplane Crash in 1977 Over Aramoun Lebanon

1 year ago
I came across this story from 1977 on LebanonArchives’ timeline and it was the first time I hear about it. An Antonov airplane departed from Varna carrying a crew of nine and tons of frozen ...
Critiques

We Need a New Airport, Not a New Airport Terminal

1 year ago
The Minister of Public Works & Transport announced on Twitter yesterday plans to build a new terminal at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport with a foreign investment of $122 million, noting that no expansion plans ...
Information

215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

2 years ago
According to the latest report published by Information International, more than 215,000 individuals have immigrated/traveled from Lebanon between 2017 and 2021, including 79,134 last year alone. The statistics are based on on data provided by ...
Information

Lebanon Passport Ranks 102nd in 2022 Passport Index

2 years ago
The 2022 Henley Passport Index, the only one of its kind based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has been updated to reflect the passport rankings for this year. The index ...
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