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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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update13Nov14MEA (Middle East Airlines)status changed to 'Inactive' as airline suspended operations in early September
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 Air Liban

1956* - 1963 Renamed>MEA 

 Berytos Airways

2003* - 2008-- : BYRInactive  

 Blue Sky Aviation

2006* - 2006-- : GIWInactive  

 Caledonian Airlines

**** - **** Status?  

 CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport)

1945 - 1951 Renamed>MEA 

 Cirrus Middle East

2005* - 2007-- : JTIInactive>ImperialJet 

 EasyFly

2010* - 2011* Renamed>Emereld Jets 

 Emereld Jets

2011* - date ActiveEmereld Jets 

 Flying Carpet

2004* - 2009F8 : FCRRenamed>Med Airways 

 GlobeJet

2004 - 2007-- : GJAInactive  

 ImperialJet

2007 - date-- : JTIActiveImperialJet 

 Lebanese Air Transport

1961 - 1965 Renamed>Lebanese Overseas Airways 

 Lebanese International Airways

1963* - 1963 Renamed>MEA 

 Lebanese Overseas Airways

1965 - 1966* Status?Lebanese Overseas Airways 

 Lebanon International Airways

1960* - 1960* Status?  

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1946 - 1963 Renamed>MEA 

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1965 - 2014ME : MEAInactiveMEA 

 Med Airways

2009 - date7Y : MEDActiveMed Airways 

 MenaJet

2004 - 2010IM : MNJInactive  

 Middle East Airlines - Air Liban

1963 - 1965 Renamed>MEA 
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