Beirut International Airport (BEY)

Beirut International Airport or Rafiq Al-Hariri International Airport is located 9km away from the capital Beirut, and is considered as the only commercial airport in Lebanon.

It is the headquarters and the operational quarter for the Middle East Airlines.

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
Name Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
Address Rafik Hariri Int L Airport, Beirut, Lebanon
Location 9 km (5.6 mi) from the city centre in the southern suburbs of Beirut
Time zone GMT+2
Terminals 2
Phone +961 1 628000


The airport has three lounges for premium passengers located on the mezzanine level above the Duty Free area in the departure area. They are:

  • MEA's Cedar Lounge: the largest of the three lounges. It occupies half of the available lounge space, and was expanded and upgraded on August 1, 2005. It is open to non-MEA passengers.
  • SAUDIA's Golden Lounge: Only SAUDIA passengers are allowed to use this lounge.
  • LAT Lounge: operated by the ground handler, Lebanese Air Transport (LAT). Open to all the other airlines' premium passengers.

Most airlines serving Beirut simply choose to use either the Cedar Lounge or the smaller LAT Lounge for their premium passengers, which is the reason why there are so few airline lounges in the airport.