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Yemen is a country in south-western Asia, on the south-western corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered on the west by the Red Sea and on the south by the Gulf of Aden, and is separated from Africa by the narrow strait of Bab el Mandeb. To the north and northeast lies Saudi Arabia and to the east is Oman. Yemen includes several sizable islands, most notably Socotra in the Indian Ocean, Perim in the Bab el Mandeb, and Kamaran in the Red Sea. Yemen covers about 527,970 sq km (about 203,850 sq mi). Sana'a (Sanaa) is Yemen's capital and largest city

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = 7O

11 Nov 2017

Blue Bird Aviation ceased operations due to the on-going hostilities in Yemen. Hopes to restart [update]

16 Dec 2016

The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways [added]

15 Oct 2015

Yemenia Joint Venture was an internal division of Yemenia operating oil field support contract hire [added]

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

Alhodhod Airline   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : HOD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alhodhod Airline had intended to start in Q3 2014 but didn't launch operations

Alyemen (Airlines of Yemen)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Alyemen Airlines of Yemen   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BASCO >>Alyemda >Alyemda Air Yemen >Alyemen Airlines of Yemen >>Yemenia
Comments : No further information at this time

Blue Bird Aviation  last update: 11Nov2017

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2014* - 2017
Airline Code : -- : BBY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Bird Aviation was founded in 2012 & offers private & business charter services out of Sana. Ceased operations due to the on-going hostilities in Yemen. Hopes to restart

Felix Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : FO : FXX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Felix Airways was founded on 26Oct2008 as the 1st lo-fare carrier in Yemen (Domestic and regional scheduled services. The 1st lo-fare carrier in Yemen)

Queen Bilqis Airways   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways, a privately-owned start-up that has been on the drawing boards for the past three years. Queen Bilqis Airways is a scheduled Carrier out of Sana International (SAH)

Yemenia  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1978 - date
Airline Code : IY : IYE
Genealogy : Yemen Airlines >Yemen Arab Airlines >Yemen Airways >Yemenia
Comments : Yemenia was founded in the late 1940s as Yemen Airlines. Renamed to Yemen Arab Airlines (1967-1972). Renamed in Jul1972 to Yemen Airways & finally Yemenia on 01Jul1978. Yemenia acquired the Aden, South Yemen-based Alyemda on 11Feb1996 and incorporated its operations by May1996. Established a new domestic subsidiary, Felix Airways, in Jan2008

Yemenia Joint Venture   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : YJV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Yemenia Joint Venture was an internal division of Yemenia operating oil field support contract hire
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