Skyteam has announced Middle East Airlines (MEA) as a future member, ahead of signing an agreement with the airline on February 28.
The national carrier of Lebanon will start the process of joining the airline alliance in 2012.
MEA will improve Skyteam's global network, said the alliance, with customers benefiting from increased access to the Middle East and western Africa.
The airline flies to 30 international destinations in Europe, the Middle East and West Africa.
Over the past seven years, MEA has renewed its fleet of aircraft, with four A330-200s, six A321s and six A320s.
The announcement comes shortly after the alliance signed up its first airline from the Middle East, Saudi Arabian Airlines, which will join Skyteam in 2012.
Last year Skyteam announced five other future members: China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Aerolineas Argentinas.