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Name: WATANIYA AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: WYA
Status: Operational
Region: MIDDLE EAST
City: KUWAIT CITY
Country: KUWAIT
Employees 550
Web: wataniyaairways.com
Email: info@wataniyaairways.com
Telephone: +965 2434 8788
Fax: +965 2434 9199
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Background
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WYA-2008-06-NEWS
WYA-2009-05-A
WYA-2009-05-B
WYA-2009-05-C
WYA-2009-05-D
WYA-2009-05-E
WYA-2009-05-F

Formed in 2006 and started operations in 2009. A K A Kuwait National Airways. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
PO Box 3355
Safat 13036, Kuwait City, State of Kuwait

The State of Kuwait was established in 1961, covers an area of 17,818 sq km, its population is 2.3 million, its capital city is Kuwait City and its official language is Arabic. In recent years, it has rebuilt its infrastructure and is rebuilding its economy. Of the regions nations, only Kuwait denies voting rights to its women.

Wataniya Airways (WYA) was born as part of the Kuwait Governmentís liberalization of aviation services in 2005. An Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2006 laid the solid financial foundations for the planning and creation of the airline, selling 70% of its shares.

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Fleet:
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WYA-A320-214-JAN09
WYA-A320-SEP08

September 2017:

2 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (3739, 9K-EAA, 2009-01 - - SEE PHOTO - - "WYA-A320-214-2009-01;" 3791, 9K-EAB, 2009-02), (AVF) LSD. 26CF, 96PY.

2 +1/3 ORDERS A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (4049, 9K-EAD, 2009-10; 4519, 9K-EAH; 4535, 9K-EAI), ALAFCO (AVF) LSD. 26CF, 96PY.

1 A320-214 (4235, 9K-EAE), AERVENTURE LSD 2010-03. 26CF, 96PY.

3/3 ORDERS A320-200 (CFM56-5B4/P), (DEA) LSD. 26CF, 96PY:

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Management:
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WYA-CEO-MAY09

ABDUL SALAM AL BIHAR, CHAIRMAN, & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
The Chairman welcomes you to a new way of flying and premium travel in the Middle East. Wataniya Airways (WYA) was created with the needs of the Kuwaiti traveler foremost and will set new standards of service and luxurious travel. (WYA) will become a symbol of both Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people. A symbol of quality, attention to detail, excellence in everything they do, and a travel experience like no other, when flights are launched in January 2009. Their commitment to Kuwait is shown in the design and colors selected. On the tailfin of their airplanes, they feature that most potent international symbol of Kuwait - - the Kuwait Towers. The color purple is unique among airlines and is the color of royalty - - reflecting the level of care and service they will provide to all passengers. It shows their passion and commitment to securing a leadership position in their industry in the region.

RIYAD AL SAEED, VICE CHAIRMAN.

GEORGE COOPER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), EX-(BAB).
George Cooper, former CEO of the air services company OnAir, brings over 30 years of experience to the new airline. Before joining OnAir in 2005, Mr Cooper was Vice President at SITA, the supplier of technology services and communications to the airline industry. This followed an extensive career at British Airways (BAB), where he was a director with (BAB)ís regional operations and was Director Europe. In this role, he managed several of (BAB)ís subsidiary airlines. Before moving into business operations at British Airways (BAB), Mr Cooper was a pilot with the company.

CAPTAIN ADEL AL-BARJAS, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) & DIRECTOR OPERATIONS, EX-(KUW)/(JZI).
Captain Adel Al-Barjas has over 30 years airline industry experience including over 25 years at Kuwait Airlines (KUW) Corporation, where was a senior pilot, senior training captain and Operations Director. He was a Board Member of ALAFCO (ALF) for three years, and VP Operations at Jazeera Airways (JZI), in which he participated in its start up prior to joining Wataniya Airways (WYA).
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