MEA Pilots Delay Flights Over Layoffإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Pilots at Lebanon's national carrier are delaying outgoing flights to protest a decision by the company's administration to fire a pilot who is undergoing medical treatment.
The pilots union said in a statement on Friday that all Middle East Airlines flights departing between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm to the Gulf will be delayed by two hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The union launched the protest after the company laid off a veteran 60-year-old pilot who had been undergoing cancer treatment.
MEA has been trying to rebuild its image as one of the region's top airlines following years of civil war and the global financial crisis.