According to Kuwait’s Directorate for Civil Aviation (DGCA) 2010 full-year report, which tracks and analyzes passengers movement at Kuwait International Airport, more travelers chose to fly the award-winning Jazeera Airways in 2010 than any of its Kuwaiti competitors, making Jazeera Airways the largest Kuwaiti operator on the routes it served in the year.
In 2010, the airline carried 1.2 million passengers in total, or 15% of Kuwait International Airport passengers, on a total of 14,156 flights across its network that includes high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as, Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Damascus, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Doha, Assiut, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Luxor, Mashhad and Sohaj, Jeddah and Riyadh.
The today-released report does not include the Kuwait-Jeddah and Kuwait-Riyadh routes, where the airline has lower seat-allocation restrictions compared to other airlines.
In 2010, the airline also outperformed Kuwaiti airlines to popular destinations in the Middle East with a 30% market share on the Kuwait-Beirut route, a 33% market share on the Kuwait-Amman route, a 48% market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route and a 42% market share on the Kuwait-Damascus route.
Jazeera Airways also continued to grab the largest market share among Kuwaiti airlines to business destinations with a 21% share on the Kuwaiti-Bahrain route and 20% market share on the Kuwait-Dubai route.
Jazeera Airways was the preferred airline to leisure destinations, leading with a 45% share on the Kuwait-Sharm El Sheikh route and a 57% share on the Kuwait-Luxor route, and continues to be the only Kuwaiti airline to serve cultural destinations in the Middle East such as Aleppo, Assiut and Deir Ezzor.
In December, Jazeera Airways launched three weekly non-stop flights to Sohaj, making it the airline’s fifth non-stop route to Egypt following Sharm El Sheikh, Alexandria, Luxor and Assiut.
Winner of Arabian Business Magazine’s ‘Best in Aviation 2010’ award and Gold Winner of Magnum Opus 2010 awards, Jazeera Airways operates to 17 destinations across the Middle East and North Africa during the winter season of 2010/2011.