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The Ultimate Review of All Arab Airline Carriers

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Aabiya Noman Baqai

Writer and Editor at Destination Jeddah

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Picking out the perfect flight for your travel plans can sometimes be confusing.


So we’ve decided to help you out with a list of the best airlines in the region with an interesting historical fact you might not have heard of before. It shouldn’t de-motivate you from using the flights though; they still provide top notch services.

Top airlines in the Middle East:

Qatar Airways

Passenger Rating: 8/10

Top airline worldwide for 2015, based on the votes of 20 million passengers around the world.

Photo Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Photo Credit: telegraph.co.uk


Emirates

Passenger Rating: 6/10

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s with 86 aircraft in fleet & 55 on order and is the first ever aircraft to appear on Google Street View.

Photo Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Photo Credit: telegraph.co.uk


Etihad Airways

Passenger Rating: 5/10

‘Etihad’ comes from the Arabic word that means ‘union’.

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Photo Credit: wikimedia.org


Omar Air

Passenger Rating: 7/10

Oman Air officially began their services in 1970.


Saudia

Passenger Rating: 5/10

On February 14, 1945, U.S President Roosevent gifted King Abdul Aziz a Douglas DC-3 Dakota Plane used to carry cargo and passengers.

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Air Arabia

Passenger Rating: 5/10

The top low-cost airline in the region.  

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Photo Credit: flickr.com


Kuwait Airways

Passenger Rating: 4/10

During the Gulf war, 10 planes belonging to Kuwait Airways were allegedly stolen and taken to Baghdad.

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Photo Credit: youtube.com


Iran Air

Passenger Rating: 5/10

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 was shot down by by USS Vincennes  which resulted in the loss of life of 290 innocent civilians from six nations including 66 children.

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Photo Credit: youtube.com


Royal Jordanian

Passenger Rating: 6/10

On March 13, 1979, one of the planes flew into a thunderstorm causing it to drop 750 feet into the ground.


We can’t overlook budget airlines because their motto is offering comfortable rides at awesome prices. So if you don’t want to spend too much on air fare and still want a good flight, here’s a list of the top budget airlines in the Middle Eastern region:

Top budget airlines in the Middle East:

Air Arabia

It goes to 101 destinations across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Photo Credit: flickr.com


Flydubai

It was established in 2009 and is already one of the top budget airlines in the region.


Jazeera Airways

A Jazeera Airways Airbus A320-200165 from Dubai to Kuwait with 140 people on board, was taking off from Dubai when the crew reported a possible tire problem. The crew continued the flight to Kuwait and performed a low approach to Kuwait’s runway to have the wheels inspected from the ground. The aircraft managed to land safely on the runway nevertheless.


Nas Air

This is the first and only budget airline in the Kingdom.

 

Photo Credit: flynas.com

Photo Credit: flynas.com

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