Dubai has the largest number of foreign-owned airlines in the region with 11, followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Qatar.
The United Arab Emirate (UEA), UAE and Qatar have the lowest number of private-owned operators.
The UAE and Oman have the most private-operated airlines.
The Emirates has more than 50 airlines with 5,000 planes.
The Saudi Arabian capital has one airline.
Emirates and the UAE have more than 10,000 flights each, while Oman has more, with more than 2,000.
Qatar has about 2,300 flights.
Saudi Arabia has more private- and state-owned carriers with 2,200.
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya, owned by the government, is the largest carrier, followed closely by Saudi Aramco, the state-run oil company.
The Al Arabiyas number of planes has grown to 1,700.
Al Arabia has 4,000 jets.
Kuwait has 1,500.
Bahrain has 1.
Bahraini Airlines is the only other privately-owned carrier with more planes.
Qatar Airways, owned and operated by the Qatari government, has just over 2,400 planes.
Kuwait Airways, which also has a government-owned airline, has fewer planes, but its numbers are growing.
Qatar is also home to Emirates Airline, the private-sector airline.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has more planes than Kuwait Airways.
The Qataris have about 5,700 flights, followed next by Saudi Arabian Air and Saudi Arabian National Airlines.
Qatar Airlines has 5,300 planes, followed Saudi Arabian and Saudi national airlines with 2.5 million and 2.2 million, respectively.
Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Ali contributed to this report.