@mea_airliban Home Latest News Lebanon News Middle East Airlines (MEA) was founded on May 31st, 1945. Despite the difficult circumstances, MEA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this May. In doing so, the airline company repainted one of its airplanes in a retro theme. They included the number 75 on it, celebrating decades of strength, resilience, and service. View this post on Instagram The golden days! 🧡 #TravelMEA #MEA #TB #Throwback A post shared by Middle East Airlines (@mea_airliban) on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:03am PST Taking a trip down memory lane, the design dates back to the 1967 MEA Boeing 707. The nostalgic repainting of the classic look is reminiscent of Lebanon’s lost golden age. View this post on Instagram طيران الشرق الأوسط / روما ايطاليا ١٩٦٥ ، #MEA Rome Italy 1965 . #OldBeirutLebanon #Liban #Lebanon #1965 #Rome #Italy A post shared by Old beirut lebanon (@oldbeiruthlebanon) on Apr 24, 2020 at 4:57am PDT Unfortunately, during the Lebanese wars, MEA lost much of its 707-fleet. Now operating a fleet of Airbus planes, MEA will send this A320 to Istanbul on May 14th, 2020. Flight ME295/296 will evacuate Lebanese citizens from Turkey and bring them back home. Since MEA has recently been receiving public backlash, hopefully, this time all necessary health precautions will be taken in returning the stranded citizens.