Airbus has delivered its 5000th A320 to Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines.
The delivery completes an MEA order for seven of the single aisle airliners.
“Handing MSN5000 over to MEA is a real pleasure for Airbus. The Lebanese flag carrier has shown great courage maintaining its operations in the face of difficulty,” said Tom Enders, Airbus president and CEO. “It’s only natural that we pay tribute to MEA’s outstanding determination and recognise their unfailing loyalty with this landmark delivery. We look forward to seeing MEA continue to thrive and grow their network with our modern, fuel efficient Airbus family.”
The European planemaker has sold nearly 8300 A320 Family aircraft, making it the world’s most popular single aisle airliner.