Embraer delivers Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines
Embraer has delivered a Legacy 500 to Lebanon-based airline Middle East Airlines.
Legacy 500 msn 55000037 / OD-CXJ was delivered to Beirut via stops in Recife Brazil, and Tenerife, Spain on December 31 using flight number MEA500.
The order was originally announced during 2015s EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland.
The aircraft will be operated by Cedar Executive, a new division of Middle East Airlines that is being set up to capitalize on increased charter demand in the country.
“The Legacy 500 brings the comfort, technology and performance that will enable us to offer customers a premium travel experience,” said Mohamad A. El-Hout, Chairman-Director General of MEA. “The onboard features and amenities make this aircraft the ideal charter jet for our market and our customers. For example: the Legacy 500 allows our clients to fly direct from Beirut to London City Airport”
The company also holds an option for a further Legacy 500 order.
“We are elated that Middle East Airlines has selected the Legacy 500 for its new charter business fleet,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 500 will certainly delight passengers and pilots alike, and deliver the efficient performance and low-cost operation required for a successful charter business.”