Pilot Amanda Harrison’s Challenge Brought to a Stop in #Beirut

Pilot Amanda Harrison was set to fly her 1942 Tiger Moth from the UK to Darwin in Australia, crossing over 9,260 nautical Miles and 23 countries in 30 days. The journey was aimed at celebrating women in aviation, inspiring breast cancer survivors, promoting STEM amongst women, inspiring dyslexics to achieve and see dyslexia as a gift not a disability, as well as help creating the “Richard Harrison Aviation Apprenticeship Fund” to fund engineering apprenticeships for…

Over 4,700 Lebanese are Emigrating from #Lebanon Every Month

A Beirut-based research consultancy firm published statistics for the year 2019 regarding the number of Lebanese leaving the country for good, and over 57,000 Lebanese are expected to leave the country by end of 2019, vs. 34,500 in 2018. The stats are based on the number of Lebanese leaving the country every month compared to those returning. I am not really sure how accurate these numbers are, and how does one qualify as an immigrant…
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Telecom Ministry to Launch a New Roaming Service

4 months ago
According to BusinessNews, The Ministry of Telecommunication (MoT) is set to launch a new roaming service with the Switzerland-based company Wonet, that will be priced at $25 per month and will allow Alfa and Touch ...
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You Can No Longer Issue a 1-Year Passport

4 months ago
The 2019 budget is almost finalized and Article 19, if passed, will drop the 1-year passport option and replace it with a 3-years passport option. Price-wise, the 1-year passport used to cost LL60,000 so a ...
Lebanon

Works For Beirut Airport Expansion To Be Completed By June

5 months ago
Since 2013, Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport had reached its capacity of 6 million passengers. As of 2018, this number has risen to approximately 9 million. Thus, urgent expansion works are underway in order to ...
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Transavia Lyon-Beirut Route Officially Launched

5 months ago
Announced in October 2018, the new lane has launched last Saturday, April 13, linking Lyon, once a week on Saturday, to Beirut, starting at 79 € (one way, all taxes included). The plane takes off ...
Critiques

More Airport Humiliation For Incoming Passengers

6 months ago
As if we weren’t getting humiliated enough every time we decide to travel from and to Beirut’s airport, the latest measures implemented at the airport forbid any taxis, except authorized ones, from driving past the ...
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Boeing 737 MAX 8 Banned from Overflying Lebanese Airspace

7 months ago
Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes are being grounded all over the world after the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, and Lebanon followed suit yesterday when the Lebanese Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a statement ...
Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Lifts 15-month old Travel Ban on #Lebanon

7 months ago
The 15-month old travel ban Saudi Arabia imposed on Lebanon in November 2017 following security concerns, has been lifted off following the latest government formation. A flock of Gulf tourists is expected to flood the country ...
Lebanon

Updates Regarding The “Smuggled” Phones Customs Fees in #Lebanon

7 months ago
Following a few posts that went viral last week, with Lebanese citizens ranting about the new phone customs set by the MOT for personal users to pay, a few clarifications and a glimmer of hope ...
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