Airbus has officially confirmed that Middle East Airlines has placed an order for the acquisition of four A330-900s.
The Lebanese airline will be adding the aircraft to its fleet with the aim of improving economics, passenger comfort, and expanding its network reach.
The manufacturer included the order as part of its 2018 backlog report, which included 14 A330neo orders by undisclosed customers. However, four of the recorded aircraft for undisclosed customers have been removed from the report. As a result only six A330neos were left in the backlog, with the total number of ordered A330-900 being 230 aircraft.
In addition, Airbus has received orders for eight A330-800 aircraft from a number of clients.
To date, the company has completed three A330neo deliveries to TAP Portugal, with the first aircraft delivery taking place towards the end of November 2018, while the remaining were delivered at the end of December 2018.
Source: Flight Global