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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

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 14, 2017 

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

December 25, 2016

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

June 24, 2014

Wataniya Airways - suspended operations in Mar2011 [status change]

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Status Operating Dates

Al Kharafi Aviation 2000   

Unsure 1999* - 2005*

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AREF Logistics Aviation   

Unsure 2008 - 2011*

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British International Airlines*  updated

Renamed 1959* - 1959

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : British International Airlines >>Kuwait Airways

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Gryphon Airlines   

Active 2012* - date

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^ Airline Code : 6P : VOS

Jazeera Airways   

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : Jazeera Airways was established as first nongovernment owned airline in the Middle East in Apr2004. Started operations on 31Oct2005

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^ Airline Code : J9 : JZR

Kuwait Airways  updated

Active 1957 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

^ Airline Code : KU : KAC

Kuwait National Airways  updated

Renamed 1954 - 1957

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

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LoadAir Cargo   

Not started (2009*)

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National Aviation Company   

Not started (2004)

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National Legacy   

Active 2015* - date

^ Comments : National Legacy is a business & private Charter out of Kuwait (KWI)

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TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)   

Unsure 1957* - 1959*

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Trans Arabia Airways  updated

Renamed 1959 - 1964

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Trans Arabia Airways >>Kuwait Airways

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United Aviation   

Active 2003 - date

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^ Airline Code : -- : UVN

Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)  updated (x4)

Active 2009 - date

^ 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

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^ Airline Code : KW : WAN