Kuwait Airways is the national airline and national flag carrier of Kuwait and is member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. It was formed by a group of Kuwaiti businessmen in 1953 but started to operate in 1954. International flights are operated throughout the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Government has taken its 50% share. In 1963 the government has increased its participant to 100%. The main base of this airline is situated at Kuwait International Airport and from this airport flights to various domestic and international destinations are operated. Kuwait Airways is the member of the Arab Air carriers Organization and it connects 41 destinations to Kuwait city worldwide. The fleet of this airline is consists of 17 aircrafts which include three A320, 200s, three A310, 300s, five A300, 605Rs, four A340, 300s and two Boeing B777s. Cheap flight option are available for various cities in Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia. The main destinations in these countries are Alexandria, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Assuit, Tehran, Cairo, Colombo, Jakarta, and Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh, Casablanca, Dhaka, Islamabad, Lahore, Manila, Manama, Amman, Beirut, Muscat, Doha, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, Damascus, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Various Indian cities are also covered by it. The major Indian cities which are covered by it are Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Trivandrum.