Beirut Airport Guide to Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)

Beirut Airport Terminals

Beirut Airport fist opened on 1954 as a replacement of Bir Hassan Airfield, counting with an outstanding modern passenger terminal and facilities.

It became immediately a premier Middle East hub given especially to the growth of the four national carriers (Air Liban, Middle East Airlines, Trans Mediterranean Airways and Lebanese International Airways) and to the limited competition of the neighbour countries. 

It underwent to several reconstructions due to the conflicts that suffered the country in the last 60 years: the Israeli assault on 1968, the Lebanese Civil War and the 2006 Lebanon War.

Nowadays, Beirut Airport has a single passenger terminal, which is a U shaped building, and composed by two wings from east to west parallel to each other and accessible from the second level of the main terminal. 


Beirut Airport Terminal is split in four levels as follows:

- Ground level: It is the Arrivals Hall. Find in this level the duty free area and the following services: car rental booths, baggage claim, cafés, restaurants, shops, passport control (after clearing the security control, the duty free area and baggage area is accessible to passengers). 

- Level 2: It is the Departures Hall. Find the following services: ticketing counters, customs, immigration, duty free area (available to passengers once immigration is cleared), shops, restaurants, cafés and security check. It also hosts the access to both west and east airport wings. To proceed you need to clear the security checkpoint. 

The Airport wing hosts the boarding gates. Also, they host other services such as cafés, restaurants, tourism desk, newsstand and smoking allowed areas: 

East wing: Boarding gates 1 to 12.

West wing: Boarding gates 13 to 23. 

** Gates 4 and 22 are used for bus boarding. 

- Level 3: This level just houses the airlines lounges and a Japanese restaurant.

- Level 4: It is closed to public since it hosts administrative offices. 


The following airlines offers service at Beirut Airport:

- Air France
- Air Algerie
- Air Morocco
- Alitalia
- Belavia
- British Airways
- Russian Airlines
- Air Baltic
- Bulgaria Air
- Czech Airlines
- Cyprus Airways
- Emirates
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Flydubai
- Air Arabia
- Gulf Air
- Air Slovakia
- Hamburg International Air Lines
- Iraqi Airways
- Iran Air
- Yemen Airways
- J9 Jazeera Airways
- Air Serbia
- Atlasglobal
- Kuwait Airways
- Lufthansa
- Polish Airlines
- Deustch Airlines
- Middle East Airlines
- Malaysian Airlines
- Egypt Air
- Armenia Aircompany
- Alnaser Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- Pegasus Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Rotana Jet
- Royal Jordanian
- Tarom
- Small Planet Airlines
- Syrian Air
- Air Germania
- Aeroflot
- Saudi Arabian
- Turkish Airlines
- Tunis Air
- UM Air
- Vueling
- Oman Air


Find the available services presented above in Beirut Airport:

- Currency Exchange
- Lost & Found
- Left luggage
- Baggage wrapping
- Toilets
- Pay phones
- Accessible toilets
- ATMs
- Baby care rooms
- Wheel-chair renting service
- Duty-free shops
- Information booths
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Baggage trolleys
- Car rental booths
- Internet kiosks
- Public telephones
- Prayer room
- Postal services
- Tourist information desk
- Bank branch
- Medical station

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