August 2014 highlights:
- 26% increase in flown passengers from August 2013
- Levant and Istanbul routes: 19% increase in flown passengers from August 2013
- Egypt routes: 36% increase in flown passengers from August 2013
- GCC route: 29% increase in flown passengers from August 2013
Freedom Town, Kuwait, October 01, 2014: Jazeera Airways released its August 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows a 26% increase in total flown passengers and an increase in flown passengers on 12 routes served during the month.
Jazeera Airways issues its Operational Performance Report on both a monthly and annual basis. The Report is based on official figures and statistics from Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Jazeera Airways saw a 19% increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Beirut and Amman. The increase in flown passengers was driven by the summer holidays season with high demand to these cities, as well as by the change made on the Kuwait-Istanbul to serve Istanbul’s primary airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) with five flights a week, at timings that are ideal for leisure and tourism travelers.
The report shows that the airline grabbed an 8% market share on the Kuwait-Istanbul route, a 37% market share on the Kuwait-Beirut route, and a 35% market share on the Kuwait-Amman route.
The month of August was also a high-demand travel month following the Holy month of Ramadan. The airline’s routes serving Gulf cities also saw increases in flown passengers by 29% from August 2013.
Jazeera Airways grabbed a 14% market share on the Kuwait-Dubai route, a 10% market share on the Kuwait-Bahrain route, a 22% market share on the Kuwait-Jeddah route, and a 12% market share on the Kuwait-Riyadh route.
The airline also saw an increase in flown passengers on all routes serving Egypt during the month of August, mainly driven by the summer holidays season. The increase in flown passengers from August 2013 was 36%, despite the Assiut International Airport being closed for renovation since June 2014.
The airline led on the route serving Luxor with a 64% market share, and grabbed a 35% market share on the Kuwait-Cairo route (a 9% increase from August 2013), a 19% market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route, a 46% market share on the Kuwait-Sohag route and a 55% market share on the Kuwait-Sharm El Sheikh.
Jazeera Airways’ market share figures for the month of August 2014
|Route||Jazeera Airways market share – August 2014||Number of airlines serving route in August 2014|
|Sharm El Sheikh route||55%||4|
Source: Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation, August 2014 Passengers Movement Report.