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Lebanon is a republic on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Southwest Asia. Lebanon's coastal location, high mountain backbone, and climate have greatly influenced the country's history, peoples, and economy. The coastal area of present-day Lebanon was settled more than 7001 years ago and later evolved as the heart of seafaring Phoenicia. Following centuries of Ottoman control, France ruled Lebanon under a League of Nations mandate after the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I (1914-1918). During World War II (1939-1945) Lebanon became an independent republic and for three decades prospered under a free-market economy. However, the country experienced increasing hostility among rival religious groups, especially between Christians and Muslims. These and other domestic tensions, intensified by foreign influences, erupted into the devastating Lebanese Civil War from 1975 to 1990. Beirut is Lebanon's capital, principal port, and largest city
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13Nov14

MEA (Middle East Airlines) status changed to 'Inactive' as airline suspended operations in early September update
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Air Liban

1956* - 1963Renamed

 

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Berytos Airways

2003* - 2008Inactive

 

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Blue Sky Aviation

2006* - 2006Inactive

 

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Caledonian Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

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CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport)

1945 - 1951Renamed

 

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Cirrus Middle East

2005* - 2007Inactive

 

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>ImperialJet

EasyFly

2010* - 2011*Renamed

 

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>Emereld Jets

Emereld Jets

2011* - dateActive

 

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Emereld Jets

Flying Carpet

2004* - 2009Renamed

Med Airways was founded in 2001 as Flying Carpet

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Flying Carpet >Med Airways

GlobeJet

2004 - 2007Inactive

 

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ImperialJet

2007 - dateActive

 

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ImperialJet

Lebanese Air Transport

1961 - 1965Renamed

Lebanese Overseas Airways was formed as Lebanese Air Transport in 1961

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Lebanese International Airways

1963* - 1963Renamed

 

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Lebanese Overseas Airways

1965 - 1966*Status?

Lebanese Overseas Airways was formed as Lebanese Air Transport in 1961

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Lebanon International Airways

1960* - 1960*Status?

 

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MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1946 - 1963Renamed

MEA was founded on 31May1945 & operations started on 01Jan1946

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MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1965 - 2014Inactive

 

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Med Airways

2009 - dateActive

Med Airways was founded in 2001 as Flying Carpet

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MenaJet

2004 - 2010Inactive

 

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Middle East Airlines - Air Liban

1963 - 1965Renamed

MEA was merged with Air Liban on 07Jun1963

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Peoples Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

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TMA (Trans Mediterranean Airways)

1953 - 2004Inactive

 

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TMA Cargo

1953 - 2014Inactive

TMA Cargo shut down in Sep2014

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TransOrient Airlines

1993 - 1994Inactive

 

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Wings of Lebanon

2006 - dateActive

 

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