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Gulf Air
Gulf Air
(Arabic: طيران الخليج‎ Ṭayarān al-Khalīj) is the principal flag carrier of Bahrain. Headquartered in Muharraq,[3] adjacent to Bahrain
Bahrain
International Airport,[4] the airline operates scheduled services to 41 destinations in 23 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe. Its main base is Bahrain
Bahrain
International Airport.[5] It was formerly a multinational airline owned by Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Qatar.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1949–1973: Gulf Aviation as operating company 1.2 1970s: Full national ownership 1.3 1980s–1992: Expansion 1.4 1993–2005: New livery and destinations 1.5 2006–2008: Bahrain
Bahrain
takes over 1.6 Developments since 2009

2 Corporate affairs

2.1 Subsidiaries 2.2 Business trends 2.3 Sponsorship

3 Destinations

3.1 Codeshare agreements

4 Fleet

4.1 Current fleet 4.2 Former fleet

5 Accidents and incidents 6 References

6.1 Citations 6.2 Bibliography

7 External links

History[edit] 1949–1973: Gulf Aviation as operating company[edit] Main article: Gulf Aviation In the late 1940s, Freddie Bosworth, a British pilot and entrepreneur, began an air taxi service to Doha
Doha
and Dhahran
Dhahran
from Bahrain. Bosworth later expanded service and, on 24 March 1950, registered Gulf Aviation Company Limited as a private shareholding company.[6] This makes its current operating company, Gulf Air, one of the oldest carriers in the Middle East.[7] The early fleet contained seven Avro Ansons and three de Havilland DH.86B four-engine biplanes. In October 1951, British Overseas Airways Corporation
British Overseas Airways Corporation
(BOAC) became a major shareholder in Gulf Aviation, holding a 22% stake through the BOAC subsidiary company BOAC Associated Companies.[6] 1970s: Full national ownership[edit]

A Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Vickers VC-10
Vickers VC-10
landing at London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
in 1977

In 1973 the governments of the Emirate (now Kingdom) of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
and the Sultanate of Oman agreed to purchase the BOAC Associated Companies holding in Gulf Aviation.[6] The Foundation Treaty was signed on 1 January 1974 and gave each government a 25% shareholding in Gulf Aviation, which became a holding company. The operating company was now branded as Gulf Air and became the flag carrier for the four states.[6] With leased Lockheed L-1011
Lockheed L-1011
Tristar and Boeing 737
Boeing 737
aircraft joining the fleet, by 1976 Gulf Air
Gulf Air
had expanded its route network to include Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Baghdad, Bombay, Bangkok, Beirut, Cairo, Colombo, Delhi, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Karachi, Khartoum, Larnaca, Manila, Paris, Ras al-Khaimah
Ras al-Khaimah
and Sana'a. The fleet comprised four Vickers VC10, three BAC One-Elevens, two Lockheed L-1011
Lockheed L-1011
Tristar 200s and five Boeing 737–200s. In 1978, the airline doubled the Tristar fleet to replace the VC10s. Meanwhile, the airline increased the Boeing 737
Boeing 737
fleet to nine and phased out the One-Elevens.[6] 1980s–1992: Expansion[edit]

A Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747-100
at Charles de Gaulle Airport
Charles de Gaulle Airport
in 1986

The 1980s saw an increase in air travel and growth for Gulf Air. In 1981, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
became an IATA
IATA
member, and in the following year became the first international airline to land at Riyadh. In 1985, Emirates, the startup national carrier of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, began operating, and would later become a major rival of Gulf Air. In 1988, Boeing 767s joined the fleet, and the airline launched service to Frankfurt, Istanbul, Damascus, Dar es Salaam, Fujairah
Fujairah
and Nairobi, and resumed service to Shiraz
Shiraz
and Baghdad.[6] Gulf Air
Gulf Air
celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1990. The light-blue and peach Balenciaga-designed uniform was introduced. Services to Singapore, Sydney and Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
were launched, Gulf Air thereby becoming the first Arab airline to fly to Australia. Gulf Air added services to Johannesburg
Johannesburg
and Melbourne in 1992, becoming the first Arab airline to fly directly to these cities. In 1993, it opened a flight-simulator centre in Qatar, and introduced service to Casablanca, Entebbe, Jakarta, Kilimanjaro, Madras, Rome, San'a', Zanzibar
Zanzibar
and Zürich.[6] 1993–2005: New livery and destinations[edit] In May 1994, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
received its first Airbus A340-300. A no-smoking policy was established in 1998 on flights to Singapore
Singapore
and Australia, which was later extended through its whole network. In 1999, Gulf Air launched three new routes in northern Pakistan: Islamabad, Lahore
Lahore
and Peshawar. It also took delivery of two out of six Airbus A330-200 aircraft, and introduced a new Balmain uniform.[6] The Gulf Air website opened in January 1997.[8] In 2000, the airline celebrated its 50th anniversary. It took delivery of the remaining Airbus A330-200
Airbus A330-200
aircraft in June, and launched service to Milan.[6] In May 2002, James Hogan became President and CEO of Gulf Air
Gulf Air
and instigated a restructuring and turnaround programme in response to a drastic fall in profits and increasing debt[citation needed]. The Gulf Air board unanimously approved the three-year plan at an extraordinary general meeting held on 18 December.[citation needed] By 1 August 2002 the State of Qatar
Qatar
announced intentions to withdraw from Gulf Air. The state remained a member state for a six-month period after announcing the intention to withdraw.[9] In 2003, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
introduced a new Landor Associates-designed livery and, in June, established Gulf Traveller, a subsidiary, all-economy, full-service airline. It also announced a sponsorship deal for the Bahrain
Bahrain
Grand Prix through 2010, creating the Gulfair Bahrain
Bahrain
Grand Prix, of which the first was staged in 2004. The airline also introduced daily flights to Athens
Athens
and Sydney via Singapore
Singapore
on 23 November 2003.[6] In 2004, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
introduced direct flights between Dubai
Dubai
and London, Muscat and London, and a daily service between Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
and Ras Al Khaimah. The airline carried a record 7.5 million passengers during that year.[6] Gulf Air's sponsorship of the Bahrain
Bahrain
Formula 1 Grand Prix continued, with a record race crowd and a global TV audience. The airline announced a return to profit, with the best financial performance since 1997. Despite a BD30 million (US$80 million) cost to the business through fuel price rises during the year, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
recorded a profit of BD1.5 million (US$4.0 million) in the calendar year to December 2004, on revenues up 23.8% to BD476.3 million (US$1.26 billion) (2003: BD 384.6 million / USD1,020.2 million). The results meant the airline out-performed the targets set under Project Falcon, the three-year restructuring plan approved by the Board in December 2002.[6] The owner states of Gulf Air
Gulf Air
at that time—the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the Sultanate of Oman—confirmed their support for further expansion of the airline through a new three-year strategic plan which would include re-equipment of the aircraft fleet and recapitalization of the business through private-sector financing. Gulf Air
Gulf Air
was also placed on the IOSA registry following its successful completion of the IATA
IATA
Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). 2006–2008: Bahrain
Bahrain
takes over[edit]

A now retired Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Airbus A340-300 in 2007

The new summer schedule commencing 28 April 2006 saw the complete withdrawal from Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
as a hub, following the decision on 13 September 2005 by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
to withdraw from Gulf Air and establish its own airline, Etihad Airways.[7] Gulf Air
Gulf Air
changed its operations to a dual-hub basis between Bahrain
Bahrain
and Muscat airports. The airline ran a series of advertisements in local newspapers, thanking Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
for its contribution to Gulf Air. As the national carrier for the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, it has a large customer base located in Abu Dhabi. Gulf Air
Gulf Air
endeavoured to show continuing support for flights to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
from Bahrain
Bahrain
and Muscat, connecting to the rest of the Gulf Air
Gulf Air
network, via advertisements placed in local newspapers. James Hogan resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer as of 1 October 2006 (subsequently becoming CEO at rival airline Etihad). Ahmed Al Hammadi was named acting chief executive officer, until Swiss national André Dosé, the former chief executive officer of Crossair and Swiss International Air Lines, became CEO on 1 April 2007. A few days later, Dosé announced a BD310 million (USD825 million) restructuring plan. This included originating or terminating all flights in Bahrain; ceasing routes to Johannesburg, Dublin, Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Sydney; eliminating all Boeing 767s and Airbus A340-300s from the fleet; introducing the Airbus A321
Airbus A321
in July 2007 and the Airbus A330-300 in 2009; and potentially terminating employment based on performance, and without regard for nationality. This led to some employees applying for jobs in other airlines and, in less than a month, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
lost 500 persons from its workforce, prompting the airline to rule out mass layoffs as part of its recovery plan, except for performance reasons.[citation needed] On 5 May 2007, the government of Bahrain
Bahrain
claimed full ownership of the airline, as joint-owner Oman
Oman
withdrew from the airline.[10] André Dosé resigned on 23 July 2007 and was replaced by Bjorn Naf. On 6 November 2007, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
started its third daily non-stop flight to London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
from Bahrain. On the same day, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
became fully owned by Bahrain.[citation needed] The airline inaugurated services to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 16 June 2008 (the route was terminated on 25 December 2009). It also placed orders with Boeing (for 16 787s) [11] and Airbus (for 15 A320s and 20 A330s) to upgrade its fleet.[citation needed] The airline's last commercial Boeing 767
Boeing 767
flight was on 29 May 2008. On 3 July 2008, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
was announced as the official sponsor of London association football club, Queens Park Rangers. The same year, Gulf Air signed a lease agreement for five aircraft with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) as part of its growth and expansion strategy. The lease was for six years for two Airbus A319s and three Airbus A330-200s, due for delivery in March, April and May 2009.[citation needed] Developments since 2009[edit]

A Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A320-200
in Bahrain
Bahrain
Air Show livery

In March 2009, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
signed a 42-month lease agreement with Jet Airways for four Boeing 777-300ERs, but the aircraft were returned to Jet Airways
Jet Airways
starting in September 2009. In May, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
inaugurated summer seasonal flights to Alexandria, Aleppo and Salalah. On 1 September 2009, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
resumed flights to Baghdad.[12] Services to Najaf
Najaf
and Erbil began shortly afterward. Starting June 2009, Gulf Air's Golden Falcon logo was seen on the streets of London, emblazoned on the side of the city's taxi cabs, as part a two-year marketing deal. Fifty Hackney Carriages were to be rolled out in full Gulf Air
Gulf Air
livery to promote the airline's flights from London Heathrow to Bahrain
Bahrain
and beyond.[13] Later in June, the carrier announced the departure of CEO Bjorn Naf and the appointment of Samer Majali (who worked previously for Royal Jordanian) as CEO effective 1 August 2009. On 1 March 2010, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
launched its new "Falcon Gold" cabin, a single premium cabin that is aimed at offering higher standards of comfort for the standard premium price. As of August 2011, the new Flat Beds were installed on all aircraft except short-haul aircraft. On 5 September 2011, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
appointed Dr. Jassim Haji as Director of Information Technology,[14] reporting directly to the CEO of the airline. In 2011, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
temporarily suspended flights to Iran, Iraq
Iraq
and Lebanon
Lebanon
during the height of the Bahraini uprising. The airline originally was to resume service to Iran
Iran
from November 2012, but cancelled the plan as it was unable to receive approval from the Iranian authorities.[15] Flights to Iran
Iran
resumed in March 2014.[16] In November 2012, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
phased out its last Airbus A340-300. At the end of November 2012, it was announced that Gulf Air
Gulf Air
CEO Samer Majali's resignation had been accepted by the Board of Directors. Majali left by the end of 2012, after serving the company for three years.[17] Maher Salman Al Musallam was the acting CEO of Gulf Air until May 2016, when he was officially appointed to the role. At the Bahrain
Bahrain
Airshow in January 2016, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
ordered 17 A321neo and 12 A320neo aircraft for delivery from June 2018, and cancelled a commitment to acquire six A330-300 aircraft.[18] In addition, the airline also announced an restructured order for 16 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The new order of 16 Boeing 787-9
Boeing 787-9
aircraft replaced an existing order for 16 of the smaller Boeing 787-8 aircraft.[19] Corporate affairs[edit] Subsidiaries[edit] Gulf Traveller
Gulf Traveller
was the all-economy full service subsidiary airline of Gulf Air. Its main base was Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
International Airport.[5] It was briefly relocated between Bahrain
Bahrain
and Muscat airports after Abu Dhabi pulled out of the Gulf Air
Gulf Air
consortium in 2005, and in May 2007 Oman also pulled out of the group leaving Bahrain
Bahrain
as sole owner of Gulf Air. Gulf Traveller
Gulf Traveller
has since been disbanded due to these changes. Business trends[edit] Few business figures are released on a regular basis. Key trends available for Gulf Air
Gulf Air
over recent years are shown below (as at year ending 31 December):

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Turnover (BHDm)

Turnover (US$m)

Net Profit (BHDm) −95.0 −196.0 −93.3 −62.7 −24.1

Net Profit (US$m) −250.0 −520.0 −247.6 −166.4 −63.9

Number of employees

3,800

2,800

Number of passengers (m)

Passenger load factor (%)

Number of aircraft (at year end)

39

28 28

Notes/sources [20] [21][20] [22] [22] [21][23]

In 2011, due largely to political unrest in the state of Bahrain, Gulf Air lost BHD95 million (USD250 million),[20] and in 2012, the loss grew to BHD196 million (USD520 million).[21] In response, a decision was taken in 2013 to implement a turnaround plan that involved reducing the airline's fleet, number of staff and number of destinations.[20] In subsequent years the losses reduced, and in 2015, the loss reported was BHD24.1 million (USD63.9 million), an 88% reduction from 2012.[21] Sponsorship[edit] Gulf Air
Gulf Air
sponsors events, of which the most prestigious is the Bahrain Grand Prix. This is usually the first, second, third, or fourth race of the Formula One
Formula One
season, and is held in March or April. Gulf Air
Gulf Air
was also the first ever shirt sponsor of Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea F.C.
in 1983 and 1984.[24] More recently, it was shirt sponsor of Queens Park Rangers F.C. from 2008 to 2011.[25] It also sponsors the Bahrain
Bahrain
International Airshow Destinations[edit] Main article: Gulf Air
Gulf Air
destinations As of January 2017, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
flies to 41 international destinations in 23 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.[26] Gulf Air's own Falcon Gold lounge could be found at the airports of Bahrain, Dubai
Dubai
and London–Heathrow.[27] Codeshare agreements[edit] Gulf Air
Gulf Air
has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[28]

Aegean Airlines[29][30] American Airlines
American Airlines
(ends 30 April 2018)[31] EgyptAir Oman
Oman
Air Pakistan
Pakistan
International Airlines Royal Jordanian Turkish Airlines[32]

Fleet[edit] Current fleet[edit]

Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Airbus A320-200

Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Airbus A330-200

The Gulf Air
Gulf Air
fleet consists of the following aircraft as of March 2018:[33][34]

Gulf Air
Gulf Air
fleet

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes

C Y Total Refs

Airbus A320-200 16 — 14 96 110 [35]

16 120 136 [36]

Airbus A320neo — 12 TBA Delivery starts from 2018[37]

Airbus A321-200 6 — 8 161 169 [38]

Airbus A321neo — 8 TBA Delivery starts from 2020

Airbus A321neo/LR — 9[39] TBA Delivery starts from 2020

Airbus A330-200 6 — 8 247 255 [40] To be gradually replaced by 787s[41]

30 184 214 [42]

Boeing 787-9 — 21[11][43] 26 256 282

Deliveries begin in 2018[44]

Bombardier CS100 — 10 TBA Delivery starts from 2018[45]

Total 28 60

Former fleet[edit]

A now retired Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Lockheed L-1011
Lockheed L-1011
TriStar in 1978

Over the years, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
operated the following aircraft types:[46]

Gulf Air
Gulf Air
fleet development

Aircraft Introduced Retired

Airbus A319-100 2008 2012

Airbus A340-300 1994 2012

BAC One-Eleven 1969 1978

Boeing 707–320C 1979 1980

Boeing 737–200 1977 1995

Boeing 737–700 2011 2012

Boeing 737–800 2007 2008

Boeing 747–100 1984 1987

Boeing 757–200F 1993 1996

Boeing 767–300ER 1988 2008

Boeing 777–300ER 2009 2010

de Havilland Dove 1951 1964

de Havilland Heron 1956 1967

de Havilland DH.86B 1950 1952

Douglas DC-3 1961 1971

Embraer 170 2010 2012

Embraer 190 2010 2013

Fokker F27 Friendship 1967 1981

Lockheed L-1011
Lockheed L-1011
TriStar 1976 1998

Short Skyvan 1970 1981

Vickers VC-10 1974 1978

Accidents and incidents[edit]

23 September 1983: Gulf Air Flight 771
Gulf Air Flight 771
was a flight from Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan
to Qatar
Qatar
via Abu Dhabi. While the Boeing 737-200[47] was on approach to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
International Airport, a bomb exploded in the baggage compartment. The aircraft crashed in the desert near Mina Jebel Ali between Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
and Dubai
Dubai
in the UAE. All seven crew members and 105 passengers died. Most of the fatalities were Pakistani nationals, many returning to jobs in the Gulf after spending the Eid ul-Adha holiday with their families in Pakistan.[48] The bomb was apparently planted by the Abu Nidal Organization, to pressure the Gulf States to pay protection money to Nidal so as to avoid attacks on their soil.[49] 23 August 2000: Gulf Air Flight 072
Gulf Air Flight 072
crashed into the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
on approach to Bahrain International Airport
Bahrain International Airport
from Cairo. The Airbus A320, with 143 passengers and crew on board, approached the landing at higher speeds than normal, and carried out an unusual low altitude orbit in an attempt to correct the approach.[50][51] The orbit was unsuccessful and a go-around was attempted. While carrying out a turning climb the aircraft entered a descent at 15 degrees nose down. The aircrew did not respond to repeated GPWS
GPWS
warnings[52] and approximately one minute after starting the go-around the aircraft disappeared from radar screens.[53] All 143 passengers and crew, including 36 children, were killed in the accident.[54] The accident investigation concluded that the primary cause of the crash was pilot error (including spatial disorientation), with a secondary factor being systemic organizational and oversight issues.[55] Flight 072 was the highest death toll of any accident involving an Airbus A320 at that time. It was subsequently surpassed by TAM Airlines Flight 3054, which crashed on 17 July 2007 with 199 fatalities. On 29 August 2011, Gulf Air
Gulf Air
Flight 270, using an Airbus A320-214, from Bahrain
Bahrain
to Cochin carrying 143 people, skidded off the runway on landing due to pilot error of loss of situational awareness during reduced visibility conditions. The weather was poor with heavy rain and strong winds. The aircraft was badly damaged with nose gear collapsed and seven passengers were injured. Some people were reported to have jumped from an emergency exit when the evacuation slide failed to deploy.[56][57]

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Nui Air Vanuatu Aircalin All Nippon Airways Asiana Airlines Bangkok
Bangkok
Airways Biman Bangladesh Airlines Fiji Airways Garuda Indonesia Japan Airlines Jet Airways Korean Air Lao Airlines Malaysia Airlines Myanmar Airways International Nippon Cargo Airlines Pakistan
Pakistan
International Airlines Philippine Airlines Qantas Royal Brunei Airlines SilkAir Singapore
Singapore
Airlines Singapore
Singapore
Airlines Cargo SriLankan Airlines T'way Air Thai Airways Thai Lion Air VietJet Air Vietnam Airlines Virgin Australia

China and North Asia regional office

Air China Air Koryo Air Macau Beijing Capital Airlines Cathay Dragon Cathay Pacific China Airlines China Cargo Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Express Airlines China Postal Airlines China Southern Airlines EVA Air GX Airlines Hainan Airlines Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Airlines Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Express Juneyao Airlines Loong Air Lucky Air Mandarin Airlines MIAT Mongolian Airlines Okay Airways SF Airlines Shandong Airlines Shanghai Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Sichuan Airlines Suparna Airlines Tianjin Airlines XiamenAir

Europe regional office

Adria Airways Aegean Airlines Aer Lingus Aigle Azur Air Austral airBaltic Air Corsica Air Europa Air France Air Malta Air Nostrum Air Serbia Alitalia Arkia AtlasGlobal Austrian Airlines Azores Airlines Binter Canarias Blue Air Blue Panorama Airlines BMI Regional Braathens Regional Aviation British Airways Brussels Airlines Bulgaria Air CAL Cargo Air Lines Cargolux Carpatair CityJet Cobalt Air Condor Corendon Airlines Corsair International Croatia Airlines Czech Airlines DHL Air UK El Al EuroAtlantic Airways European Air Transport Leipzig Eurowings Finnair Flybe Freebird Airlines Germania Hahn Air Hi Fly Iberia Icelandair InterSky Israir Airlines KLM LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo Lufthansa
Lufthansa
CityLine Luxair Malmö Aviation Martinair Meridiana Mistral Air Montenegro Airlines Neos Nextjet Niki Olympic Air Onur Air Pegasus Airlines Portugália Airlines PrivatAir Scandinavian Airlines SATA Air Açores SunExpress Swiss International Air Lines TAP Air Portugal TAROM Turkish Airlines TUIfly Vueling Virgin Atlantic Wamos Air White Airways Widerøe

Latin America and the Caribbean regional office

ABSA Cargo Airline Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeroméxico Austral Líneas Aéreas Avianca Avianca
Avianca
Brazil Avianca
Avianca
Costa Rica Avianca
Avianca
Ecuador Avianca
Avianca
El Salvador Avianca
Avianca
Perú Azul Brazilian Airlines Bahamasair Boliviana de Aviación Caribbean Airlines Cayman Airways Copa Airlines Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
Colombia Cubana de Aviación Gol Transportes Aéreos Insel Air Interjet LATAM Argentina LATAM Brasil LATAM Cargo Brasil LATAM Cargo Chile LATAM Cargo Mexico LATAM Chile LATAM Colombia LATAM Ecuador LATAM Paraguay LATAM Perú LIAT MasAir SBA Airlines Sky Airline Surinam Airways TAME Volaris

Middle East and North Africa regional office

Air Algérie Air Arabia Air Cairo AlMasria Universal Airlines DHL International Aviation ME EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways Flydubai FlyEgypt Gulf Air Iran
Iran
Air Iran
Iran
Air Tours Iran
Iran
Aseman Airlines Jazeera Airways Jordan Aviation Kish Air Kuwait Airways Mahan Air Mauritania Airlines International Middle East Airlines Nesma Airlines Nile Air Nouvelair Oman
Oman
Air Qatar
Qatar
Airways Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Safi Airways Saudia Syrian Air Tassili Airlines Tunisair Yemenia

North America regional office

Air Canada Air Transat Alaska Airlines American Airlines Atlas Air Cargojet
Cargojet
Airways Delta Air Lines FedEx Express Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue
JetBlue
Airways United Airlines UPS Airlines WestJet

Russia and the CIS regional office

Aeroflot Air Astana Air Moldova AirBridgeCargo Azerbaijan Airlines Belavia Dniproavia Georgian Airways Nordavia Nordwind Airlines Rossiya Airlines S7 Airlines Ukraine International Airlines Ural Airlines Utair
Utair
Aviation Uzbekistan Airways Volga-Dnepr Airlines

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Members of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO)

Afriqiyah Airways Air Algérie Air Arabia Air Cairo EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways flydubai flynas Gulf Air Iraqi Airways Jordan Aviation Kuwait Airways Libyan Airlines Middle East Airlines Nile Air Nouvelair Oman
Oman
Air Palestinian Airlines Qatar
Qatar
Airways Rotana Jet Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Saudia Sudan Airways Syrian Air Tassili Airline

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