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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
    

AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 Air Liban

1956* - 1963 >MEARenamed 

 Berytos Airways

2003* - 2008-- : BYR Inactive 

 Blue Sky Aviation

2006* - 2006-- : GIW Inactive 

 Caledonian Airlines

**** - ****  Status? 

 CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport)

1940s >MEARenamed 

 Cirrus Middle East

2005* - 2007-- : JTI>ImperialJetInactive 

 EasyFly

2010* - 2011* >Emereld JetsRenamed 

 Emereld Jets

2011* - date Emereld JetsActive 

 Flying Carpet

2004* - 2009F8 : FCR>Med AirwaysRenamed 

 GlobeJet

2004 - 2007-- : GJA Inactive 

 ImperialJet

2007 - date-- : JTIImperialJetActive 

 Lebanese Air Transport

1961 - 1965 >Lebanese Overseas AirwaysRenamed 

 Lebanese International Airways

1963* - 1963 >MEARenamed 

 Lebanese Overseas Airways

1965 - 1966* Lebanese Overseas AirwaysStatus? 

 Lebanon International Airways

1960* - 1960*  Status? 

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1946 - 1963 >MEARenamed 

 MEA (Middle East Airlines)

1965 - 2014ME : MEAMEAInactive 

 Med Airways

2009 - date7Y : MEDMed AirwaysActive 

 MenaJet

2004 - 2010IM : MNJ Inactive 

 Middle East Airlines - Air Liban

1963 - 1965 >MEARenamed 

 Peoples Airways

**** - ****  Status? 

 TMA (Trans Mediterranean Airways)

1953 - 2004TL : TMA Inactive 

 TMA Cargo

1953 - dateTL : TMA Active 

 TransOrient Airlines

1993 - 1994  Inactive 

 Wings of Lebanon

2006 - dateL4 : WLB Active 

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