The national flag carrier of Lebanon, Middle East Airlines (ME) is based in Beirut and operates from a hub at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY). The airline, which was founded in 1945, is a member of the SkyTeam alliance. It flies to about 35 destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and also offers charter flights. Middle East Airlines also has codeshare agreements with about 10 other carriers. Its fleet of 17 aircraft features two cabins: Cedar Class, which is the equivalent of Business Class, and Economy Class. At some airports, Cedar Class passengers and elite frequent fliers have access to the airline's lounge.