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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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24Jun14newsWataniya Airways - suspended operations in March 2011 but hopes to restart in 2015
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 Al Kharafi Aviation 2000

1999* - 2005*Status?  

 AREF Logistics Aviation

2008 - 2011*Status?  

 British International Airlines*

1959* - 1959Renamed British International Airlines >>Kuwait Airways

 Gryphon Airlines

2012* - dateActive  

 Jazeera Airways

2005 - dateActiveestablished as first nongovernment owned airline in the M.E. in Apr04 

 Kuwait Airways

1957 - dateActiveKuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

 Kuwait National Airways

1954 - 1957RenamedKuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways

 LoadAir Cargo

(2009*)Began?  

 National Aviation Company

(2004)Began?  

 TAA (Trans Arabian Airlines)

1957* - 1959*Status?  

 Trans Arabia Airways

1959 - 1964Renamed Trans Arabia Airways >>Kuwait Airways

 United Aviation

2003 - dateActive  

 Wataniya Airways (Kuwait National Airlines)

2009 - 2011InactiveAOC on 07Jul2008, started ops on 24Jan2009 & ceased on 16Mar2011 

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