Middle East Airlines is once again falling victim to the unstable political situation in its region. The airline had to shut down operations for several days after Hezbollah fighters took on the Lebanese government. In the process, access to the Beirut airport was cut, forcing MEA to halve flights. The carrier suffered a similar fate two years ago, when Israel was battling Hezbollah and bombed the airport. MEA still managed to turn a profit that year. Years of conflict in Lebanon have ...


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