Jazeera sees solid ME passenger growth
Kuwait, October 30, 2013
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has registered a solid increase in the number of passengers flown in September to the popular destinations of Dubai, Beirut, Amman and Riyadh compared to last year, according to a report.
The September 2013 report, which is based on official figures and statistics from Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation, also showed that the airline was a market share leader to Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor and Sohag.
On the Kuwait-Dubai route, Jazeera saw a 13 per cent increase in flown passengers from September last year. The airline grabbed a 15 per cent market share on the route in September 2013.
The report also showed that Jazeera topped the Kuwait-Amman route operations with a 40 per cent market share. The airline’s flown passengers increased by 11 per cent from September 2012.
The airline posted a 11 per cent increase in flown passengers on the Kuwait-Beirut route, compared to the same month last year. The airline grabbed a 38 per cent market share on the route in September 2013, the report stated.
Flown passengers on the Kuwait-Riyadh route increased by 5 per cent, as the airline grabbed a 12 per cent market share. Its market share on the Kuwait-Jeddah route was 16 per cent in September 2013, it added.
The report also shows that the airline was again the leading airline serving the Egyptian cities of Sharm El Sheikh with a 64 per cent market share, Luxor with a 74 per cent market share, Assiut with a 51 per cent market share and Sohag with a 42 per cent market share.
For the rest of its Egyptian routes, Jazeera Airways grabbed a 25 per cent market share on the Kuwait-Cairo route, and a 19 per cent market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route.
Jazeera also led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month with a performance of 95 per cent, said the Kuwaiti airline citing the ranking by the independent US-based OTP tracker, FlightStats.-TradeArabia News Service