Arab Air Carriers Organization

The Arab Air Carriers Organization ( AACO, Arab الاتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي, DMG al -Ittihad al - ʿ Arabī li -n- naql al - ǧawī ) is an association of Arab airlines. It was established in 1965 by the Arab League with the aim of promoting co-operation, as well as the standardization of quality and safety among the Arab airlines. Membership is open to airlines in the member countries of the Arab League.

However, membership is not compulsory for the airlines of the countries of the Arab League. Several airlines are not members of the organization.


One of the most ambitious plans of AACO is the replacement of paper tickets through e-ticketing by 2007, which corresponds to the specification of the International Air Transport Association IATA. This is a particular challenge, as some AACO airlines do not even plans for e-ticketing exist.

In the further working on the construction of Arabesk, an alliance of regional airlines. This will consist of the companies EgyptAir, Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Yemenia, Tunisair, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines. The plan is a coordinated schedules to offer as a network of 500 destinations around the world can. A common ticketing, code-share deals, as well as a frequent flyer program will round out the offerings.

The AACO is working closely with the international aviation organizations IATA and ICAO.


  • Libya Afriqiyah Airways
  • Algeria Air Algerie
  • United Arab Emirates Air Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates Emirates
  • United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways
  • Bahrain Gulf Air
  • Iraq Iraqi Airways
  • Jordan Jordan Aviation
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Libya Libyan Arab Airlines
  • Lebanon Middle East Airlines
  • Oman Oman Air
  • Qatar Qatar Airways
  • Morocco Royal Air Maroc
  • Jordan Royal Jordanian
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Sudan Sudan Airways
  • Syria Syrian Arab Airlines
  • Lebanon Trans Mediterranean Airways
  • Tunisia Tunisair
  • Yemenia Yemen


  • India Jet Airways