Lebanese Pilot Honored In Germany For Flying First Eurowings Plane To Lebanon

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The Lebanese pilot who flew the first direct Eurowings flight from to has been honored in .

The Ambassador of to , , recognized Captain Malak Salman’s accomplishment at the Lebanese Embassy in Berlin, in the presence of his deputy, Hamza Jammoul, and Lebanese-German pilot Ali Salman.

In December, Malak Salman, who also holds German citizenship, flew the first Eurowings plane to land in -Rafik Hariri International Airport since the low-cost German airline announced it would start operating flights to .

Captain Malak Salman operating the first Eurowings flight to Beirut.
Captain Malak Salman operated the first Eurowings flight to in December.
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The decision of Eurowings came with the approach of the holiday season, during which many Lebanese expatriates visit their home country to spend time with their families.

Eurowings, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, started flights from Berlin to and from Düsseldorf to on Dec. 19th and Dec. 22nd, respectively.

The company had announced that it would also operate flights from Stuttgart to the Lebanese capital starting February 2nd, 2021.

Salman, who hails from South , landed the plane in on December 21st.

Lebanese Pilot Honored In Germany For Flying First Eurowings Plane To Lebanon

Her honoring “was held at the embassy headquarters in Berlin, to highlight the achievements of the Lebanese community in ,” Ambassador Adib said in a tweet marking the occasion.

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