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Saudi Arabia is a monarchy in south-western Asia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered on the north by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait, on the east by the Persian Gulf and Qatar, on the southeast by the United Arab Emirates and Oman, on the south by the Republic of Yemen, and on the west by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. The country's borders with Yemen and the United Arab Emirates are not precisely defined. Saudi Arabia has an area of about 2,240,000 sq km (about 865,000 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Riyadh.

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April 28, 2017

Saudi Aramco Aviation is an established private carrier based at Dammam King Fahd International (DMM) [added]

September 20, 2016

Nesma Airlines operated scheduled domestic flights within Saudi Arabia as well as international regional flights [added]

July 10, 2016

Mid East Jet is a charter airline based in King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. It is a privately owned premium class airline [added]

Airline

Status

Operating Dates

Ajwa Aviation   

Unsure 2008* - 2008*

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Al Emir Airlines (Al Amir Airlines)   

Not started (2012)

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^ Genealogy : Emir Airlines >Al Emir Airlines

Al Maha Airways  updated

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Al Maha Airways start had been delayed until 2016. The Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker, has formally confirmed that the Qatari carrier has dropped plans to launch its Saudi start-up carrier, Al Maha Airways (Riyadh), following protracted delays in its licensing

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Al-Mojil Aviation   

Unsure 2008* - 2009*

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Alpha Star Aviation   

Active 2012* - date

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Alwafeer Air   

Inactive 2009 - 2011

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Al-Watan Airlines   

Not started (2007)

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Arabasco Air Services   

Active 2011* - date

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Aramco (Arabian American Oil Co)   

Unsure 1947 - 1974*

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Aviation Horizons   

Active 2007* - date

^ Comments : Aviation Horizons was established on Jan2007 offering private aviation services

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Burj Airlines   

Not started (2007)

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Eagle Aviation Saudi Arabia   

Unsure 2003* - 2005*

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Emir Airlines   

Renamed (2012)

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^ Genealogy : Emir Airlines >Al Emir Airlines

Express Camel Aviation   

Unsure 2005* - 2006*

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flyadeal   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Saudia announced the launch of a new low cost carrier in the kingdom called Flyadeal. It is slated to begin domestic operations in mid-2017

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Flynas  updated

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International

^ Genealogy : nasair >Flynas

Kayala Airline (Al-Khayala)   

Inactive 2005 - 2009

^ Comments : Kayala Airline (Jeddah) ceased operations on 01Apr2009

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Mid East Jet   

Active 1990* - date

^ Comments : Mid East Jet is a charter airline based in King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. It is a privately owned premium class airline

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Missouri Airways   

Inactive 1947 - 1948

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nasair  updated

Renamed 2007 - 2013

^ Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International

^ Genealogy : nasair >Flynas

National Air Services (NAS)   

Unsure 2003* - 2009*

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Nesma Airlines   

Active 2010 - date

^ Comments : Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights within Saudi Arabia as well as international regional flights

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Sama Airlines   

Inactive 2007 - 2010

^ Comments : Sama Airlines was founded in 2006

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Saudi Airlines Cargo   

Active 2009 - date

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Saudi Arabian Airlines  updated

Renamed 1947 - 1972

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia

Saudi Arabian Airlines  updated

Renamed 1996 - 2012

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia

Saudi Aramco Aviation  added

Active 1948* - date

^ Comments : Saudi Aramco Aviation is an establihed private carrier based at Dammam King Fahd International (DMM)

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Saudia  updated

Renamed 1972 - 1996

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia

Saudia  updated

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012

^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia

SaudiGulf Airlines   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : SaudiGulf Airlines was awarded its AOC in Jun2016. Appears to have started charter flights in Jun/Jul2016

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Sky Prime Aviation Services   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Sky Prime Aviation Services based in Riyadh, offering high end luxury aviation business services started operations in 2016

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SNAS Aviation   

Active 1979 - date

^ Comments : SNAS Aviation was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979. Cargo services for DHL out of Bahrain International

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