Lebanese International Airways

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Lebanese International Airways was a Lebanese airline based in Beirut.[1] Formed with help from Pan Am,[2] it began scheduled flights in January 1956, and by 1958 had expanded its network through agreements with Sabena of Belgium.[1] By the mid-1960s, LIA's destinations included Tehran, Kuwait City, Baghdad, Bahrain, Paris, and Milan. Operations ceased in January 1969, after most of its fleet was destroyed by Israeli military action at Beirut airport.[3] The airline was taken over by Middle East Airlines Air Liban.[2]


Aircraft operated by LIA included[4]


  1. ^ a b Lebanese International Airways Al Mashriq. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Profile for: Lebanese International Airways Aero Transport. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "ASN Aviation Safety Database". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 May 2007. 
  4. ^ rzjets.net, Retrieved 18 December 2013.

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