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Encyclopedia > Beirut International Airport
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Beirut International Airport is an airport located in Beirut, Lebanon. It is the hub for Middle East Airlines (also known as Air Liban or MEA). Image File history File links Overview of the terminal. ... Image File history File links Overview of the terminal. ... There is also a drinking game alternately refered to as Beirut or Beer Pong. ... Middle East Airlines Airbus A330-200 Middle East Airlines is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, based in Beirut. ...


On June 22, 2005, Beirut International Airport was officially renamed Rafic Hariri International Airport in honor of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri who was assassinated by an explosion in Beirut on February 14, 2005 when his motorcade was targeted. Rafiq Bahaa Edine Hariri (born November, 1944) is a Lebanese billionaire businessman, and was Prime Minister of Lebanon until his resignation on October 20, 2004. ...


The modern terminal is separated into two piers with the main terminal joining the piers. The east pier which opened in 1998 has gates 1-12, and the west pier which opened in 2002 has gates 13-23. Gates 2 and 3 are equipped with dual jetways for large aircraft. Gates 4 and 22 are bus boarding gates.


Code data

An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...

Airlines

Passenger airlines operating flights to the airport:

Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco, will begin service to Beirut on October 30. Aeroflot — Russian Airlines (Russian:Аэрофло́т — Росси́йские авиали́нии), or Aeroflot (Аэрофло́т), is the Russian national airline and is the biggest carrier in Russia. ... Categories: Airlines of Algeria | Airline stubs ... Air Arabia is a low-cost airline based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ... Alitalia (Linee Aeree Italiane) (IATA: AZ, ICAO: AZA, and Callsign: Alitalia) is the national airline of Italy and headquartered in Rome. ... Armavia is an airline based at Zvartnots Airport, Yerevan in Armenia. ... Austrian Airlines (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) is the international airline carrier of Austria, based in Vienna. ... British Airways is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... British Mediterranean Airways is a wholly independent airline operating under a franchise agreement with British Airways. ... CSA Czech Airlines (in Czech: ÄŒeské aerolinie (or Czech Airlines) is the Czech national airline company. ... Cyprus Airways Airbus A320-200 Cyprus Airways is the national airline of Cyprus, operating flights from Larnaca and Paphos. ... EgyptAir is the national airline of Egypt, is based in Cairo and is wholly owned by the Egyptian government. ... Emirates are Islamic territories ruled by Emirs (q. ... Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline of Ethiopia. ... Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 Etihad Airways is a national airline based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Gulf Air is the national carrier airline of Bahrain, Oman, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Hemus Air is a Bulgarian airline company, established by the government in 1991 to compete with Balkan Airlines (also government-owned, but which declared bankruptcy in 2002). ... Iberia Airlines of Spain, usually shortened to Iberia, is the name of the national airline of Spain. ... An Iranair Boeing 747-100 lands over the houses at London (Heathrow) Airport Iran Air is the national and international airline of Iran, based in Tehran. ... Jat Airways is the national carrier of Serbia and Montenegro, former national carrier of Yugoslavia, and the sixteenth-oldest airline in Europe. ... KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its (agreed) take-over by Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... Kuwait Airways logo Kuwait Airways is Kuwaits national and international airline and is wholly owned by the Kuwaiti Government. ... Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT is an airline based in Poland. ... LTU International (or LTU International Airways in full) is a German airline company. ... Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, headquartered in Cologne. ... Malaysia Airlines (Malaysia Airline System Berhad) is the national airline of Malaysia, serving international and domestic destinations. ... Malév Hungarian Airlines, a translation of the Hungarian Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat, is the national airline of Hungary. ... Menajet is a low-cost airline based in Beirut, Lebanon. ... Middle East Airlines Airbus A330-200 Middle East Airlines is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, based in Beirut. ... Olympic Airlines (Ολυμπιακές Αερογραμμές - O.A.) is the state-run flag carrier of Greece. ... Oman Air is an airline based in Oman. ... Qatar Airways is an airline based in Doha, Qatar. ... Royal Jordanian Airbus A310-300 Royal Jordanian Airlines is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. ... Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental traffic to Scandinavia. ... Saudi Arabian Airlines is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. ... Star Airlines is an airline based in Paris, France. ... Syrian Boeing 747SP Syrian Arab Airlines (alternative name Syrianair) is the national flag-carrier airline of Syria. ... Tarom is the national airline of Romania, with its main base at Otopeni Airport, Bucharest. ... Tunisair Airbus A320-200 Tunisair, formed in 1948, is the national airline of Tunisia. ... Turkish Airlines (Turkish Türk Hava Yolları) (THY) is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... UM Airlines Douglas DC-9 UM Airlines (also known as Ukrainian Mediterrean Airlines or UM Air) is an airline based in Kiev, Ukraine. ... Yemenia - Yemen Airways is the national airline of Yemen, based in Sanaa. ... Categories: Stub | Airlines of Africa ...


Al Jazeera Airways, a new private Kuwaiti airline, plans to begin operations in October. It plans to serve Beirut along with other cities throughout the Arab world. Al Jazeera Airways is an airline based in Kuwait City, Kuwait. ...


Libyan carrier, Afriqiyah Airways is planning to serve Beirut in the near future. Afriqiyah Airways is an airline based at Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. ...


Iraqi Airways is planning to launch Beirut service shortly. Iraqi Airways is the largest airline of Iraq. ...


Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Australian Airlines have all hinted that they are looking at serving Beirut in the near future. Thai Airways International (Thai) is the national air carrier of Thailand. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (國泰航空有限公司 Pinyin (in Mandarin Chinese):Guótài Hángkōng Yŏuxiàn Gōngsī, abbreviated 國泰) (HKSE: 0293) is an Asian commercial airline based in Hong Kong. ... Australian Airlines is a low-cost airline based in Australia, servicing Australian and Asian destinations. ...


SriLankan Airlines which used to serve Beirut until some of their aircraft were destroyed in a Tamil Tiger rebel attack on Colombo airport in 2001 may return in the near future. SriLankan Airlines Airbus A340-300 SriLankan Airlines is the national airline of Sri Lanka. ... The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, pronounced L-T-T), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is the main Tamil anti-government organization operating in Sri Lanka. ... For the American televison series see Columbo. ...


Cargo airlines operating flights to the airport include:

Periodic cargo visitors include Saudi Arabian Cargo. Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ... Cargolux (Cargolux Airlines International) is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg. ... The DHL logo DHL was founded in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn, as a courier service between San Francisco and Honolulu. ... EgyptAir is the national airline of Egypt, is based in Cairo and is wholly owned by the Egyptian government. ... Martinair aircraft at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands (two McDonnell Douglas MD-11 and a Boeing 747) Martinair is both a charter and scheduled airline based in the Netherlands, with daily passenger or cargo charter and regular flights to many destinations around the world from its main base of Schiphol... Trans Mediterranean Airways is a cargo airline based in Beirut, Lebanon. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Beirut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1663 words)
Beirut is one of the most diverse cities of the Middle East, as it is shared by Christians (Maronites, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholics, Roman Catholics, Protestants), and Muslims (Sunni and Shi'ite) as well as a minority of Druze.
Beirut was torn apart during the Lebanese Civil War and was divided between the Muslim West Beirut and the Christian East.
The city's airport, situated in the southern suburbs, was previously known as Beirut International Airport; in 2005 it was renamed Rafic Hariri International Airport in honour of the assassinated former prime minister.
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