The Christmas tree in the Cedar Lounge area in Beirut – Rafik Hariri International Airport is made of recycled aviation materials such as fire extinguishers and life vests. It received a lot of criticism. People pointed out that the tree did not reflect the holiday vibes. Also, the tourists might not get a great impression of Lebanon after seeing it.
, the Chairman of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Mohammad Al Hout said that the tree is an initiative by MEA to promote recycling and support the environment. He added that a lot of companies around the world to the same thing to raise awareness of environmental issues. He concluded his statement by saying that we should protect the Lebanese environment.