Jazeera Airways, the largest airline serving the Middle East from Kuwait, announced today it has captured a higher market share on leading summer destinations in 2011 compared to its record performance of summer 2010. The results were part of the airline’s operational performance report for the 2011 summer season, which covered the months of June, July and August.
The report shows that the airline had grown its market share on the Beirut Route, the Luxor route, the Sharm El Sheikh route, the Jeddah route, and even the Damascus route despite the political unrest in Syria.
Lebanon market share was 34%, up by 10% from summer 2010
Damascus market share was 49%, up by 20% from summer 2010
Luxor market share was 82%, up by 24% from summer 2010
Sharm El Sheikh market share was 68%, up by 17% from summer 2010
Jeddah market share was 17%, up by 2% from summer 2010
As for the newly launched Cairo route that was launched on May 18, the airline reported that it had captured a 30% market share by July.
Jazeera Airways VP for Revenue Management and Network Planning, Martin Aeberli, said “We are glad to report higher market share on key summer routes. Even more so, we are especially excited about getting almost one third of the Cairo-Kuwait market with just 10 weeks of operation. For that we have no one else to thank but our travelers for continuing to make Jazeera Airways part of their travel plans.”
The airline also reported it achieved an on-time performance of 90.2% and carried over 344,000 travelers during the summer season, bringing the total number of flown passengers for the year until August 31 to over 780,000 people.