Kuwait Airlines, Kuwait (Group A)
الخطوط الجوية الكويتية
Founded in 1946 as Kuwait National Air Company with backing from British Global Airlines, Kuwait Airlines has become a powerhouse in the Middle East. Its storied history and reputation includes being the first foreign customer of the Hawker Siddeley Trident aircraft, a route network spanning five continents by its thirtieth birthday in 1976, organizing the emergency evacuation of Kuwaiti citizens during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and subsequently keeping the Kuwaiti flag flying for years after, helping to create the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East region, and becoming the Middle East launch customer of the Airbus A330neo in 2015. The airline operates a fleet of nearly 150 Airbus and Boeing aircraft across all six continents, flying passengers to and through its new base at Kuwait International Airport's Terminal 2.
The airline's newest rebrand featured an updated version of its bird logo, a
attempted calligraphic version of "Kuwait" (الكويت). The airline plans on taking delivery of the first of 14 Airbus A330-800neo aircraft in Q3 2020.