Gulf Air

Gulf Air Gulf Air has come a long way since it launched services in 1950 as Gulf Aviation Company. Now fully owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain through Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the airline started as a small scale commuter service, serving the oil fields of the Gulf and some regional customers. Today, Gulf Air is a major international airline serving over 40 destinations...

Emirates Airlines

Image - Emirates Airlines Just over twenty years ago, Emirates was born as the official international airline of the United Arab Emirates. On 25th October 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft—a leased Boeing 737 and Airbus 300 B4. Then as now, their goal was quality, not quantity, and in the years since taking those first small steps onto the regional travel scene,...

SyrianAir

Image - SyrianAir SyrianAir was established in autumn 1946, with two propellers and started to fly between Damascus Aleppo and Der Alzour and Kamishli the airline expanded during the fifties to include Beirut, Baghdad, and Jerusalem, then Cairo and Kuwait then Doha, in addition to flights during hajj. Objectives SyrianAir’s main aim is to contribute in an effective way to the support of the...

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Image - Saudi Arabian Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more DC-3s, and these formed the nucleus of what in few years later was to become one of the world's largest airlines. Today Saudi Arabian Airlines has...

Qatar Airways

Image - Qatar Airways Qatar Airways is the flag carrier airline of Qatar, based in Doha. It operates a hub and spoke network, linking over 80 international destinations. With larger number of passengers and more choice available in the skies, airlines looking to maintain and grow their position in the marketplace must provide a high-quality service with ever-increasing efficiency. In this highly...

Kuwait Airways

Image - Kuwait Airways On the wave of the oil boom of the 1940s, a national carrier was born in 1954. Initially, Kuwait Airways Company served a limited network of Abadan, Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem but a year later the fledgling carrier was facing economic hardship, and the government of Kuwait took a 50% interest in the airline, subsequently doubling the company's capital. Having entered the...

Royal Wings Airlines

Image - Royal Wings Airlines Royal Wings Airlines was established on 1 January 1996 and started operations on 10 February 1996. "Chartering the world together", slogan says it all, a subsidiary of Royal Jordanian Airline inaugurated in February 1996 as a regional airline connecting Jordan to its neighboring countries and bringing the Middle East and the surrounding countries closer. Considerably...

Trans Mediterranean Airways

Image - Trans Mediterranean Airways In 1953 TMA was established as a non-scheduled airline for cargo and passengers. Trans Mediterranean Airways (TMA) is based at Beirut International Airport (BIA) as the only Lebanese all-cargo carrier. Throughout a long-standing history, stretching over more than 48 years of professional achievements in the cargo business, TMA played an active role in servicing and developing...

Middle East Airlines (Air Liban)

Image - Middle East Airlines (Air Liban) In 1945, Middle East Airlines was established and launched its first service from Beirut to the neighboring cities of Syria, Cyprus, Egypt then Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other destinations in the Gulf. In 1963, after the merger with Air Liban, MEA added new European, Middle Eastern and West African destinations to its worldwide network. Despite closure of Beirut International...

ISRAIR Airlines

Image - ISRAIR Airlines Israir Airlines usually referred to as Israir, is an airline based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israir Airlines was established in 1989 as Kanfei HaEmek (Valley Wings), before changing its name to Israir Airlines in 1996. It is now wholly owned by the Ganden Group The airline began with domestic services from Eilat Airport, Ben Gurion International Airport, Sde Dov Airport, and Haifa...

El Al Israeli Airlines

Image - El Al Israeli Airlines EL AL Established in 1948 as the national Israel Airlines. They have grown into a prestigious international carrier. Covering every aspect of service, assuring that their passengers' requirements are met on time, every time, EL AL was ranked by IATA as one of the world's three most efficient air carriers. Expanded global coverage, supported by an international network of 77...

Arkia Israeli Airlines

Image - Arkia Israeli Airlines In 1949, the first elements of the Israel Defense Forces arrive at Umm Rash-Rash on the shores of the Red Sea and raise the Israeli flag for the first time. Israel's southern-most city, Eilat, is established, and "Eilata Airlines" is created in order to maintain direct air service between Eilat and the center of the country. Eilata Airlines, jointly owned by Israel's Labor...

Mahan Airlines

Image - Mahan Airlines In 1992 Mahan Air was established as the first Iranian private Airline. Mahan Air takes off on its median voyage and begins domestic service between Tehran and Kerman in 1993. Their number of employees increased to nearly 100. In 1994 First international flight takes off and links Tehran with Damascus, Syria. Mahan Air celebrates their 15 years of service in 2008. This year...

Iran Aseman Airlines

Image - Iran Aseman Airlines Iran Aseman Airlines is an airline based in Tehran, Iran, Operates scheduled domestic and regional flights to the Persian Gulf area, as well as charter services. Its main bases are Tehran's Airports Dubai International Airport, with hubs at Shiraz International Airport and Mashhad International Airport. The airline was established and started operations in 1980. It is owned by...

IranAir

Image - IranAir "Iranian Airways" was first established in May 1944 and commenced its first passenger flight right after the World War II from Tehran to holy city of Mashhad. Within a period of 17 years (1945-1962) this airline developed into a major domestic Route with a few international flights per week. In 1954 another private airline as "Pars Airways" was established. Initially "Pars...