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Trans Arabia Airways was a Kuwaiti airline. It had its headquarters in the Karnak Building in Kuwait City.[1]

Trans Arabia Airways
Commenced operationsSeptember 1959 (1959-09)
Ceased operationsApril 1964 (1964-04) (absorbed by Kuwait Airways)
Fleet size3
Destinations10
HeadquartersKuwait City

HistoryEdit

The carrier started operations in September 1959 (1959-09) serving the BeirutKuwait route with a Douglas DC-4 that previously belonged to Australian National Airways.[1] Shortly after those flights began, a second DC-4 was chartered from Starways to boost capacity in the route.[2][3] In March 1960 (1960-03), the airline placed a provisional order for two Argosy aircraft;[4] however, this order never materialised, and the airline ordered three Douglas DC-6Bs instead.[5]

By April 1964 (1964-04), the Trans Arabia Airways fleet included three Douglas DC-6Bs to serve a route network that comprised seven destinations in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Doha, Jeddah, Jerusalem, and three in Europe, including Frankfurt, London and Rome;[1] that month, the airline was absorbed by Kuwait Airways.[6]:855

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "World airline survey – Trans Arabia Airways". Flight. 85 (2873): 532. 2 April 1964. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Airlines of the World – Trans Arabia Airways". Flight. 77 (2665): 512. 8 April 1960. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Air commerce – Where steam aeroplanes go". Flight. 77 (2653): 91. 15 January 1960. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Commercial Aircraft of the World – AW.650 Argosy". Flight. 78 (2697): 782. 18 November 1960. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Air commerce – Skyways and the Argosy". Flight. 78 (2687): 405. 9 September 1960. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013.
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