Beirut - Lebanese national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) has placed an order for four Airbus A330neo with two options. The airline will receive its new widebodies from 2021.

On December 12, the Lebanese Middle East Airlines confirmed an order for three Airbus A330-900 plus two options as part of its long-haul fleet renewal.

The aircraft will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines, for which the airline has also signed the TotalCare service agreement with the British engine manufacturer.

MEA currently operates five A330-200 equipped with Trent 700 engines. They are all configured to accommodate 44 passengers in Business Class and 200 in Economy. The rest of its all-Airbus fleet consists of thirteen A320. It will receive the first of the ten ordered A321neo next year.

In principle, the company will use the new aircraft to expand its network. The SkyTeam alliance operator flies to 32 destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.