Saudi Arabia is a monarchy in south-western Asia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered on the north by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait, on the east by the Persian Gulf and Qatar, on the southeast by the United Arab Emirates and Oman, on the south by the Republic of Yemen, and on the west by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. The country's borders with Yemen and the United Arab Emirates are not precisely defined. Saudi Arabia has an area of about 2,240,000 sq km (about 865,000 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Riyadh.

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = HZ

29 Nov 2017

NasJet is a business & private charter carrier based out of Riyadh King Khalid (RUH) [added]

26 Sep 2017

flyadeal commenced operations with its inaugural commercial service, Jeddah-Riyadh, on, 23Sep2017 [status change]

28 Aug 2017

Fly Prime Airlines [added] is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Riyadh King Khalid (RUH). Fully owned by Sky Prime Aviation Services

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Ajwa Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Al Emir Airlines (Al Amir Airlines)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emir Airlines >Al Emir Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Al Maha Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Al Maha Airways start had been delayed until 2016. The Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker, has formally confirmed that the Qatari carrier has dropped plans to launch its Saudi start-up carrier, Al Maha Airways (Riyadh), following protracted delays in its licensing

Al-Mojil Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: Embraer ERJ-135 >

Alpha Star Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Alwafeer Air  last update: 24Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : RSE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hadj and Umrah pilgrim charter airline : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Al-Watan Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Arabasco Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : AAP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Aramco (Arabian American Oil Co)  last update: 23Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947 - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Arabian American Oil Co (Aramco) has since 1947 operated its own aviation department based in Dhahran, in support of its oil-drilling, producing and exploration activities. : ----- < Aircraft utilised: F.27-400, DC-3, DHC Beaver >

Aviation Horizons   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aviation Horizons was established on Jan2007 offering private aviation services

Burj Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Eagle Aviation Saudi Arabia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Emir Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emir Airlines >Al Emir Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Express Camel Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Fly Prime Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : UY : SPD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Prime Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Riyadh King Khalid (RUH). Fully owned by Sky Prime Aviation Services

flyadeal  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : FAD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Saudia announced the launch of a new low cost carrier in the kingdom called Flyadeal. It is slated to begin domestic operations in mid-2017. flyadeal commenced operations with its inaugural commercial service, Jeddah-Riyadh, on, 23Sep2017. Operations are on-board the budget carrier's growing fleet of A320-200s.

Flynas  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : XY : KNE
Genealogy : nasair >Flynas
Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International

Kayala Airline (Al-Khayala)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009
Airline Code : XY : KNE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kayala Airline (Jeddah) ceased operations on 01Apr2009

Mid East Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mid East Jet is a charter airline based in King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. It is a privately owned premium class airline

Missouri Airways  last update: 29Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : DC.3 operator in the late 1940s

nasair  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2013
Airline Code : XY : KNE
Genealogy : nasair >Flynas
Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International

NasJet  added: 29Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NasJet is a business & private charter carrier based out of Riyadh King Khalid (RUH). It was established a Royal Decree in 1999 and was the first private company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be granted an Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC)

National Air Services (NAS)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Nesma Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights within Saudi Arabia as well as international regional flights

Sama Airlines  last update: 29Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2010
Airline Code : ZS : SMY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sama Airlines was founded in 2006. Ceased operations on Ceased operations 24Aug2010 (Low-cost around the Middle East from Riyadh King Khalhid International)

Saudi Airlines Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : SV : SVA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Saudi Arabian Airlines (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

Saudi Arabian Airlines (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2012
Airline Code : SV : SVA
Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

Saudi Aramco Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1948* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Saudi Aramco Aviation is an establihed private carrier based at Dammam King Fahd International (DMM)

Saudia (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]

Saudia (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Comments : The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012

SaudiGulf Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SaudiGulf Airlines was awarded its AOC in Jun2016. Appears to have started charter flights in Jun/Jul2016

Sky Prime Aviation Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : UY : SPD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Prime Aviation Services based in Riyadh, offering high end luxury aviation business services started operations in 2016

SNAS Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1979 - date
Airline Code : -- : RSE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SNAS Aviation was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979. Cargo services for DHL out of Bahrain International
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