Kuwait is located at the northwestern end of the Arabian Gulf, (also known as the Persian Gulf). To the south and southwest is Saudi Arabia, to the northwest and north is Iraq and to the east is the Persian Gulf. Since the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1991, the border with Iraq has been defined by a permanent wall. Much of the landscape is low undulating desert, with salt marshes fringing the coast. Huge oil and gas reserves made Kuwait the world’s first oil-rich state.
The capital is Kuwait City, situated on coast. The country covers an area of about 6880 square miles (17,820 square kilometers), and has a population of 1.8 million (1993 figures), of which 97% live in towns and cities. The population is made up of 45% Kuwaiti, 35% other Arab, 9% South Asian, 4% Iranian and 7% other minorities. Most of the population is Sunni Muslim.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Kuwait.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Upon independence in 1961, the registration prefix 9K-xxx was adopted, eg: 9K-AKA. The sequence K-Axxx was also used temporarily 1967-68. Prior to 1961, aircraft used the registration sequence G-Axxx.
Military Air Arms
Air Force (Kuwait Air Force)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Kuwaiti Government)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter EMS/Rescue service available
Police Aviation (Kuwait Police Helicopter Wing)
To be added
None at present
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added
Educational Science Museum
Kuwait Aviation Bibliography – to be added