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Kuwait is an Islamic constitutional monarchy in south-western Asia, located at the north-western tip of the Persian Gulf. The country is bordered on the north and west by Iraq, on the south and west by Saudi Arabia, and on the east by the Persian Gulf. The capital is Kuwait City. The discovery of oil in the 20th century transformed all aspects of Kuwaiti society, and today the country has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world

Latest updates

 

14Jul2017 

Wataniya Airways ceased operations on 16Mar2011 & restarted on 11Jul2017 [status change]

25Dec2016

National Legacy is a business & private Charter out of Kuwait (KWI) [added]

24Jun2014

Wataniya Airways - suspended operations in Mar2011 [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Al Kharafi Aviation 2000   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AREF Logistics Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008 - 2011*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British International Airlines*  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : British International Airlines >>Kuwait Airways
Comments : [Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

Gryphon Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : 6P : VOS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jazeera Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : J9 : JZR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jazeera Airways was established as first nongovernment owned airline in the Middle East in Apr2004. Started operations on 31Oct2005

Kuwait Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1957 - date
Airline Code : KU : KAC
Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways
Comments : Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline

Kuwait National Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1954 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways
Comments : [Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

LoadAir Cargo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Aviation Company   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Legacy   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : National Legacy is a business & private Charter out of Kuwait (KWI)

TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1957* - 1959*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trans Arabia Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959 - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Trans Arabia Airways >>Kuwait Airways
Comments : Trans Arabia Airways commenced operating scheduled services in Sep1959 out of Beirut to Kuwait with an ex-Australian National Airways DC-4 [Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

United Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : UVN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : KW : WAN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wataniya Airways was formed in 2006 & received its AOC on 07Jul2008. Started operations on 24Jan2009. Ceased on 16Mar2011. Now completed certification again & restarted on 11Jul2017