Al Wafeer Air

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Al Wafeer Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2009
Ceased operations 2011
Hubs King Abdul Aziz International Airport
Fleet size 3
Headquarters Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Key people Adnan Dabbagh (CEO)

Al Wafeer Air (Arabic:Al-Wafeer Al Thoyaran) was a charter airline based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Its main operations were Hajj and Umrah charters. It was founded by Adnan Dabbagh, former Executive Vice-President of Operations of Saudia. The major stakeholders in the carrier were Saudia which held a (40%) stake in the carrier, with Bin Laden Group, the Naghi Group and Al Tayyar Travel Group holding (12.75%).

Al Wafeer ended operations in 2011.

Al Wafeer Air Boeing 747-400.

They had operated one Airbus A310-300 leased from White Airways and three Boeing 747-400 leased from Malaysia Airlines.[1]


In February 2011, a Malaysian daily reported that cabin crews working with Al Wafeer were only paid half of their salaries and also their allowances payment had been put on hold. However, the issue was solved when Al Wafeer agreed to pay the outstanding dues.[2]


  1. ^ Al Wafeer Air Planet Spotters
  2. ^ Al Wafeer Air bayar separuh gaji peramugari Berita Harian Online, 21 February 2011 (in Malay)

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