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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.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 Air Liban

1956* - 1963   >MEA Renamed  

 Berytos Airways

2003* - 2008 -- : BYR   Inactive  

 Blue Sky Aviation

2006* - 2006 -- : GIW   Inactive  

 Caledonian Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport)

1940s   >MEA Renamed  

 Cirrus Middle East

2005* - 2007 -- : JTI >ImperialJet Inactive  

 EasyFly

2010* - 2011*   >Emereld Jets Renamed  

 Emereld Jets

2011* - date   Emereld Jets Active  

 Flying Carpet

2004* - 2009 F8 : FCR >Med Airways Renamed  

 GlobeJet

2004 - 2007 -- : GJA   Inactive  

 ImperialJet

2007 - date -- : JTI ImperialJet Active  

 Lebanese Air Transport

1961 - 1965   >Lebanese Overseas Airways Renamed  

 Lebanese International Airways

1963* - 1963   >MEA Renamed  

 Lebanese Overseas Airways

1965 - 1966*   Lebanese Overseas Airways Status?  

 Lebanon International Airways

1960* - 1960*     Status?  

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1946 - 1963   >MEA Renamed  

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1965 - date ME : MEA MEA Active  

 Med Airways

2009 - date 7Y : MED Med Airways Active  

 MenaJet

2004 - 2010 IM : MNJ   Inactive  

 Middle East Airlines - Air Liban

1963 - 1965   >MEA Renamed  

 Peoples Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 TMA (Trans Mediterranean Airways)

1953 - 2004 TL : TMA   Inactive  

 TMA Cargo

1953 - date TL : TMA   Active  

 TransOrient Airlines

1993 - 1994     Inactive  

 Wings of Lebanon

2006 - date L4 : WLB   Active  

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