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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.

24Jun14newsWataniya Airways - suspended operations in March 2011 but hopes to restart in 2015
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 Al Kharafi Aviation 2000

1999* - 2005* Status?  

 AREF Logistics Aviation

2008 - 2011* Status?  

 British International Airlines*

1959* - 1959 Renamed>Kuwait Airways 

 Gryphon Airlines

2012* - date6P : VOSActive  

 Jazeera Airways

2005 - dateJ9 : JZRActive  

 Kuwait Airways

1957 - dateKU : KACActiveKuwait Airways 

 Kuwait National Airways

1954 - 1957 Renamed>Kuwait Airways 

 LoadAir Cargo

(2009*) Began?  

 National Aviation Company

(2004) Began?  

 TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)

1957* - 1959* Status?  

 Trans Arabia Airways

1959 - 1964 Renamed>Kuwait Airways 

 United Aviation

2003 - date-- : UVNActive  

 Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)

2009 - 2011KW : WANInactive ceased operations on 16 March 2011

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