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Yemen is a country in south-western Asia, on the south-western corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered on the west by the Red Sea and on the south by the Gulf of Aden, and is separated from Africa by the narrow strait of Bab el Mandeb. To the north and northeast lies Saudi Arabia and to the east is Oman. Yemen includes several sizable islands, most notably Socotra in the Indian Ocean, Perim in the Bab el Mandeb, and Kamaran in the Red Sea. Yemen covers about 527,970 sq km (about 203,850 sq mi). Sana'a (Sanaa) is Yemen's capital and largest city

Latest updates

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

December 16, 2016

The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways [added]

October 15, 2015

Yemenia Joint Venture was an internal division of Yemenia operating oil field support contract hire [added]

June 16, 2015

Blue Bird Aviation: private & business charter services out of Sana [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Alhodhod Airline   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Alhodhod Airline had intended to start in Q3 2014 but didn't launch operations

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^ Airline Code : -- : HOD

Alyemen (Airlines of Yemen)   

Inactive 1997* - 1997*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Alyemen Airlines of Yemen   

Renamed 1995 - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : BASCO >>Alyemda >Alyemda Air Yemen >Alyemen Airlines of Yemen >>Yemenia

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Blue Bird Aviation  updated

Active 2014* - date

^ Comments : Blue Bird Aviation was founded in 2012 & offers private & business charter services out of Sana

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : BBY

Felix Airways  updated

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : Felix Airways was founded on 26Oct2008 as the 1st lo-fare carrier in Yemen (Domestic and regional scheduled services. The 1st lo-fare carrier in Yemen)

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^ Airline Code : FO : FXX

Queen Bilqis Airways   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways, a privately-owned start-up that has been on the drawing boards for the past three years. Queen Bilqis Airways is a scheduled Carrier out of Sana International (SAH)

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Yemenia  updated

Active 1978 - date

^ Comments : Yemenia was founded in the late 1940s as Yemen Airlines. Renamed to Yemen Arab Airlines (1967-1972). Renamed in Jul1972 to Yemen Airways & finally Yemenia on 01Jul1978. Yemenia acquired the Aden, South Yemen-based Alyemda on 11Feb1996 and incorporated its operations by May1996. Established a new domestic subsidiary, Felix Airways, in Jan2008

^ Genealogy : Yemen Airlines >Yemen Arab Airlines >Yemen Airways >Yemenia

^ Airline Code : IY : IYE

Yemenia Joint Venture   

Inactive 2011* - 2012

^ Comments : Yemenia Joint Venture was an internal division of Yemenia operating oil field support contract hire

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : YJV

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