BEIRUT — On Wednesday, Middle East Airlines announced the modification of two flights from Beirut to Paris and London, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 19.
In a statement, MEA said the Sept. 16 flight to the French capital was postponed to the following day due to "the strike of air traffic controllers in France," which is scheduled for Friday.
The flight to the British capital was moved up "in accordance with the procedures taken at Heathrow Airport related to the funeral" of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday.
In sum, flight ME229 from Beirut to Paris, originally scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 16 at noon, has been postponed to Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 a.m. via flight ME1211. Flight ME230 from Paris to Beirut, also scheduled for Friday, was postponed to the next day and will be executed via flight ME1212, scheduled at 11:40 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.
Flights ME211 and ME212, flying the same routes on Friday remain unchanged, said MEA.
Flight ME201, departing from Beirut to London, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept.19 at 8:10 a.m., has been moved up to 4:35 a.m. the same day. Flight ME202, departing from London to Beirut, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m., has been advanced to 9:15 a.m.
As a reminder, affected travelers can contact the MEA call center at +961 1 629999, send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit the airline's website (www.mea.com.lb).