IATA Code: IY | ICAO Code: IYE | Callsign YEMENI
|Yemen Airways Company Building|
Al Hasaba Street
P.O. Box 1183
Tel: +967 1-232380 / 232381 / 232382
Fax: +967 1-252991
Ownership: Government of Yemen (51%)
Government of Saudi Arabia (49%)
Yemenia - Yemen Airways is the national flag carrier of Yemen, based in Sana'a It operates scheduled domestic services as well as international services to more than 30 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Its main base is Sana'a International Airport, with a hub at Aden International Airport.
The Yemenia name was adopted on 1 July 1978, following the joint formation early in 1977 of a new airline by the governments of the Yemen Arab Republic, now Republic of Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.
In 1990, the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen joined the Yemen Arab republic to form one state.Yemenia merged with South Yemen's Yemen Airlines on 15 May 1996.[ Following the PDRY airline's merger with Yemenia, many employees lost their posts either through retirement or dismissal.
Yemenia was founded on 4 August 1961 as a public institution bearing the name Yemen Airlines, and began operations in 1962. It is currently jointly owned by the governments of Yemen and Saudi Arabia.