Wataniya Airways, an all-premium Kuwaiti startup (ATWOnline, Nov. 6), will launch operations in February with a twice-daily Kuwait City-Dubai A320 service. Ticketing operations began yesterday. The airline also announced that parent company Kuwait National Airways will be listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on Dec. 15. It will operate out of KWI's private Royal Terminal under the KW code and said it has hired 15 pilots and 59 cabin crew.

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