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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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24 June 2014

Wataniya Airways - suspended operations in March 2011 but hopes to restart in 2015 news
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Al Kharafi Aviation 2000

1999* - 2005*Status?


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AREF Logistics Aviation

2008 - 2011*Status?


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British International Airlines*

1959* - 1959Renamed


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Gryphon Airlines

2012* - dateActive


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Jazeera Airways

2005 - dateActive

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

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Kuwait Airways

1957 - dateActive

Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991

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Kuwait National Airways

1954 - 1957Renamed

Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954

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National Aviation Company



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TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)

1957* - 1959*Status?


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Trans Arabia Airways

1959 - 1964Renamed


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United Aviation

2003 - dateActive


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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)

2009 - 2011Restarting

Wataniya Airways received its AOC on 07Jul2008, started operationss on 24Jan2009 & ceased on 16Mar2011. Hoping to restart in 2017

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