According to Flight Global’s website, the Middle East Airlines’s full-year financial statement points to the commitment to 4 new Airbuses (A330neo) in addition to 11 previously announced ones (A321neo), in the carrier’s bid to modernise its long-haul fleet. Currently, MEA focuses on mid-haul flights towards Europe at most.
Two of the A330s are expected to be delivered in 2021, with the other two in 2022.
The eleven A321neos will be introduced in 2020 (5), 2021 (3) and 2022 (3) respectively.
It is worthy to note that MEA’s profit for the year ending 31 December 2017 is just over LL145 billion ($96.2 million), up by 2.3%.
60% of revenues were generated by routes from Beirut to the Middle East region, and another 35% by routes to European destinations.