MEA, also commonly known as Middle East Airlines, is the flag carrier of Lebanon based in the capital Beirut. The airline’s main operating hub is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport where it operate routes to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. MEA currently flies to 30 different destinations and has a fleet of 19 aircraft. The airline was established in 1945 and adopted its current name in 1965. MEA is a part of the SkyTeam alliance as well as the Cedar Miles frequent flyer program alongside leading airlines such as Qatar Airways and Air France.

*This information is correct as of January 2017

Why Fly with MEA

How to Check in

Passengers on MEA flights are able to check-in online from the convenience of your own home in order to skip the queues. The online-check in tool is available from 24 hours up to 3 hours before scheduled flight departure times. During this process travelers are able to select a seat and will be required to print off a boarding pass in order to board the flight. Alternatively, do things the old fashioned way by checking in at a designated MEA counter at the airport. Check-in counters are open from 3 hours up to 1 hour before your flight leaves.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

MEA permit passengers to complimentary checked baggage, although specific allowances vary according to the destinations and flight class. Most flights within Asia and the Middle East allow Economy passengers to bring 30kg of baggage, while those in Business Class are entitled to a generous 60kg of checked baggage. Some European flights allow Economy passengers to bring up to 40kg, while flights to Africa allow 35kg. Additionally, passengers with SkyTeam Elite Plus membership are entitled to a further 20kg of baggage, while SkyTeam Elite members can bring an additional 10kg. Members of the Cedar Miles frequent flyer program are also entitled to additional baggage allowances which vary according to your membership level and destination. All passengers are also allowed to bring one item of hand baggage on board the flight which must not exceed 10kg or 56cm x 40cm x 25cm.


MEA flights offer a standard Economy Class as well as a luxurious Cedar Class for those looking to travel in style. Economy passengers can enjoy generous legroom, while those in Cedar Class can stretch out even more with reclining seats. The meals served on board MEA flights are a fusion of authentic Lebanese cuisine and European classic dishes so people of all tastes can find something they like. The airline also cater to those with special dietary needs and offer complimentary drinks on board.

Booking Fees

Travelers booking flights with MEA are not subject to any hidden fees or charges.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.