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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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December 25, 2016National 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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Operating DatesStatus

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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^ Genealogy : British International Airlines >>Kuwait Airways

Gryphon Airlines   

2012* - dateActive

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Jazeera Airways   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : 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

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

^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

Kuwait National Airways   

1954 - 1957Renamed

^ Comments : Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954

^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

LoadAir Cargo   

(2009*)Began?

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National Aviation Company   

(2004)Began?

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National Legacy   

2015* - dateActive

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

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TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)   

1957* - 1959*Status?

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Trans Arabia Airways   

1959 - 1964Renamed

^ 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 was formed as KUWAIT NATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964]

^ Genealogy : Trans Arabia Airways >>Kuwait Airways

United Aviation   

2003 - dateActive

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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)   

2009 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments : Wataniya Airways was formed in 2006 & received its AOC on 07Jul2008. Started operations on 24Jan2009. Ceased on 16Mar2011 but is hoping to restart in 2017

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