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Bahrain is an independent state in south-western Asia, comprising an archipelago in the southern Persian Gulf, between the Qatar Peninsula on the east and the coast of Saudi Arabia on the west. It has a total area of 707 sq km (273 sq mi). The principal islands include Bahrain, by far the largest island with a total area of 562 sq km (217 sq mi); Al Muharraq; Umm an Na'sân; Sitrah; Jiddah; and the Hawâr group. Manama is Bahrain's capital and largest city. Bahrain was under British control from 1861 to 1971, when it gained its independence.

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January 9, 2017

Swiftair Bahrain was a cargo airline based in Manama that was founded in 2008 [added]

January 8, 2017

Comlux Middle East is a business & private charter carrier out of Bahrain Muharraq International (BAH) [added]

March 12, 2015

Texel Air: status changed to 'Active' as airline started operations earlier this year update

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Status Operating Dates
Ajaa   

Not started

(2008)

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Bahrain Air   

Inactive

2008 - 2013

^ Comments : Bahrain Airs' inaugural flight took off on 03Feb2008 from Bahrain to Dubai & it suspended all flights on 12Feb2013

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^ Airline Code : 2B : BAB

Bexair   

Inactive

2003* - 2008

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Comlux Middle East  added

Active

2010* - date

^ Comments : Comlux Middle East is a business & private charter carrier out of Bahrain Muharraq International (BAH)

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Delmun Aviation Services   

Inactive

2008* - 2012

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DHL International (SNAS Worldwide Express)   

Active

1979 - date

^ Comments : DHL International (SNAS Worldwide Express) operations started on 30Jun1979

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^ Airline Code : ES : DHX

Falcon Cargo   

Not started

(2011)

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Gulf Air   

Active

1974 - date

^ Comments : Gulf Air was established as Gulf Aviation on 24Mar1950, formed by Freddie Bosworth & started operations on 05Jul1950 with flights to Doha & Sharjah

^ Genealogy : Gulf Aviation >Gulf Air

^ Airline Code : GF : GFA

Gulf Aviation   

Renamed

1950 - 1973

^ Comments : Gulf Air was established as Gulf Aviation on 24Mar1950, formed by Freddie Bosworth & started operations on 05Jul1950 with flights to Doha & Sharjah

^ Genealogy : Gulf Aviation >Gulf Air

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Gulf Traveller   

Inactive

2003 - 2007

^ Comments : Gulf Traveller airline was founded in 2003 as its all economy subsiduary linking Abu Dhabi with Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Discontinued after Abu Dhabi's withdrawal from Gulf Air

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MENA Aerospace   

Active

2009 - date

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Swiftair Bahrain  added

Inactive

2008* - 2012

^ Comments : Swiftair Bahrain was a cargo airline based in Manama that was founded in 2008

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Texel Air   

Active

2015 - date

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