ECS Group picks up Middle East Airlines deal in Paris


Middle East Airlines (MEA) has picked ECS Group as its general sales and service agent at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, its European hub.

ECS Group will support MEA with sales and operative services, with European markets offering volumes of diverse commodities to be shipped to Beirut including perishables, flowers, cosmetics, fashion and general cargo.

To optimise MEA’s full capacity and increase its market share, ECS will cooperate with the MEA cargo management to draw up tailored services for each market.

ECS Group convinced MEA with the offer to support cargo services with the tight network of its strong organisation in Europe, with representatives collaborating with MEA’s cargo management to work out a comprehensive and ambitious business plan.

Aero Cargo France managing director, Jean Ceccaldi says: “The collaboration between MEA and our Group is a fantastic opportunity. With our experience, expansive network and expertise as one of the world’s leading GSSAs, we will be able to significantly strengthen MEA’s position on the markets covered by our new partnership.

“We are proud that Middle East Airlines have chosen us as their General Sales & Service Agent at their main hub in Europe.”

From its hub at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, MEA operates flights to international destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Paris CDG serves as MEA’s European base to provide cargo business from France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the USA to stations such as Beirut, Abidjan, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Larnaca and Riyadh with Airbus A330-200s offering 1,200 tonnes a month of capacity, plus narrow body capacity out of Italy and Belgium with daily Airbus A320 services.