Jazeera captures key ME market share
Kuwait, April 14, 2013
Kuwait-based budget carrier Jazeera Airways said it had once again captured high market shares on key routes including Amman, Assiut, Dubai, Jeddah, Luxor, Mashhad, and Sohag in February.
Jazeera was also the leader in on-time performance in the Mena region as per FlightStats, the global flight and trip tracker, which scored the airline at 96.52 per cent in on-time performance for the month, said the airline in its April 2012 operational performance report issued today based on data from Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The monthly report, which presents market share figures based on official DGCA statistics, showed that Jazeera Airways was the leading airline serving the Egyptian sectors of Assiut, Luxor, and Sohag with its February market share rising to 56, 73 and 50 per cent respectively.
"When comparing these market shares with the same month from last year, the airline’s market share on the Kuwait-Assiut route saw an increase of 10 per cent, the Kuwait-Luxor increased by 6 per cent from, and the Kuwait-Sohag route increased by 14 per cent," said the report.
As for high demand tourist and business destinations, Jazeera was once again the leading Kuwaiti airline serving Beirut from Kuwait with a 38 per cent market share, Bahrain with an 11 per cent market share, Dubai with a 14 per cent market share, and Amman with a 34 per cent market share.
Passengers also increased from February 2012 on routes serving Amman, Dubai, Jeddah and Mashhad, respectively by: 7, 6, 28 and 49 per cent. Jazeera Airways’ market share on the Kuwait-Jeddah route increased by 5 per cent from February 2012.
Jazeera Airways’ monthly report for February 2013 also showed that the airline continued to lead in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East with a 94.35 per cent performance, as ranked by the independent US-based OTP tracker FlightStats.-TradeArabia News Service