Jazeera Airways reports July 2014 Operational Performance

July 2014 highlights:

  • Kuwait-Istanbul route: 129% increase in flown passengers from July 2013
  • Kuwait-Cairo route: 12% increase in flown passengers from July 2013
  • Kuwait-Jeddah route: 5% increase in flown passengers from July 2013
  • Kuwait-Sharm El Sheikh route: 19% increase in flown passengers from July 2013
  • Kuwait-Sohag route: 71% increase in flown passengers from July 2013

Freedom Town, Kuwait, August 24, 2014: Jazeera Airways released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.

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).

The airline’s report also showed an on-time performance of 94%, reported based on results by independent US-based OTP tracker, FlightStats.

Jazeera Airways saw a 129% increase in flown passengers on the Kuwait-Istanbul route from July 2013, and grabbed a 3% market share on the route. The airline serves the city’s primary airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) with five flights a week.

Flown passengers on the Kuwait-Jeddah route increased in July 2014 by 5% from July 2013. The airline grabbed a 20% market share on the route.

The airline also saw an increase of flown passengers on three of the routes serving Egypt. Jazeera Airways serves six cities in Egypt.

Flown passengers on the route serving Cairo increased by 12% from July 2013, and increased by 19% on the route serving Sharm El Sheikh and by 71% on the route serving Sohag.

The airline led on the route serving Luxor with a 61% market share, and grabbed a 24% market share on the Kuwait-Cairo route, a 19% market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route, a 45% market share on the Kuwait-Sohag route and a 54% market share on the Kuwait-Sharm El Sheikh.

On routes serving the Levant, Jazeera Airways grabbed a 34% market share on the Kuwait-Amman route, and a 29% market share on the Kuwait-Beirut route.

The July 2014 report also shows that Jazeera Airways grabbed a 9% market share on the Kuwait-Dubai route, a 6% market share on the Kuwait-Bahrain route, a 7% market share on the Kuwait-Riyadh route, a 20% market share on the Kuwait-Mashhad route.

Flights to Al Najaf did not operate during the month of July for security reasons.

Jazeera Airways’ market share figures for the month of July 2014

Route Jazeera Airways market share – July 2014 Number of airlines serving route in July 2014
Alexandria route 19% 6
Amman route 34% 4
Bahrain route 5% 4
Beirut route 29% 3
Cairo route 24% 3
Dubai route 9% 4
Istanbul route 3% 3
Jeddah route 20% 4
Luxor route 61% 3
Mashhad route 20% 6
Riyadh route 7% 4
Sharm El Sheikh route 54% 3
Sohag route 45% 3

Source: Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation, July 2014 Passengers Movement Report.

*Assiut airport currently closed for renovation.