Award-winning Jazeera Airways today issued its October 2012 Operational Performance Report which showed that the airline has grabbed increasing market shares to popular destinations of Amman, Cairo and Beirut.
The report, which presents market share figures based on official statistics from Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), also showed that the airline continued to have market share lead on key routes, and a continued lead in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East as ranked by the independent US-based OTP tracker FlightStats.
The airline’s OTP for the month was 94%, making Jazeera Airways the most punctual airline in the Middle East for the 22nd month in-a-row according to FlightStats.
The report also showed that Jazeera Airways grabbed a 38% market share on the Kuwait-Amman route, up 6% from October 2011. Jazeera Airways was once again the leading Kuwaiti airline on the route. The airline also saw a 42% increase in number of passengers on the route, compared to October 2011.
The airline grabbed a 28% market share on the Kuwait-Cairo route, a 4% increase in market share from October 2011, accompanied by an 39% increase in number of passengers on the route, compared to October 2011.
Jazeera Airways grabbed a 37% market share on the Kuwait-Beirut route, up 6% from October 2011. Jazeera Airways was once again the leading Kuwaiti airline on the route.
In October, popular tourism destinations of Istanbul and Sharm El Sheikh closed with a significant increase in number of passengers, with a 54% increase on the Kuwait-Istanbul route and a 44% increase on the Kuwait-Sharm El Sheikh route. The airline was the leading airline between Kuwait and Sharm El Sheikh with a 61% market share, and was the only Kuwaiti airline serving the Kuwait-Istanbul route.
Other report highlights include that the airline was the leading Kuwaiti airline to the high-demand destinations of Dubai and Bahrain, with a 16% and 9% market shares respectively. Number of passengers was up by 18% on the Kuwait-Dubai route and 12% on the Kuwait-Bahrain route.
Jazeera Airways also captured leading market share figures on another four of the six Egyptian destinations it serves.
The airline had a 30% market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route, a 45% market share on the Kuwait-Assiut route, a 42% market share on the Kuwait-Sohag route, and a 74% market share on the Kuwait-Luxor route.