MIDDLE East Airlines, Air Liban (MEA), Lebanon’s national carrier, has taken the first steps toward becoming a SkyTeam Associate Airline, it was announced.
Air France will serve as the airline’s sponsor during the joining process, with completion expected within the next 15 months.
“We are pleased that MEA, with an established presence in the Middle East region and in the Arabic world, is interested in affiliating itself with SkyTeam,” said Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chairman and CEO of Air France KLM. “The alliance looks forward to working with the airline and providing all passengers with additional opportunities in this high-growth market.”
As announced previously, the Associate Program extends SkyTeam’s benefits to more passengers. As part of their involvement with SkyTeam, Associate Airlines will adhere to key alliance customer programs, including frequent flyer reciprocity, lounge access and codeshare agreements.
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