1950 Ahmadi Airport opens in the Dasma area, just south of what is now Kuwait City. The airport is a significant extension of the first airfield built there in 1927; the first flights then were operated by the Empire Airlines, which later became the British Airways. It used the land runway in Dasma as fuel platform for its flights from Britain to India.
1954 Kuwait National Airways Company is established.
1956 Kuwait becomes the leading oil exporter in the region, a position it held for a decade.
1957 New KOC main office building, Ahmadi.
1959 First Kuwaiti tanker for crude oil is built, the Kazimah—49,000 tonUK.

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