Jazeera Airways Announces Q1 2018 Earnings

Press release
Published April 26th, 2018 - 06:41 GMT
The airline recorded an operating revenue of KD14.3 million, up 42.7% from Q1 2017.
The airline recorded an operating revenue of KD14.3 million, up 42.7% from Q1 2017.

Jazeera Airways today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2018. The results showed double digit growth in both revenue and flown passengers, in addition to a significant improvement in the bottom line. The airline recorded an operating revenue of KD14.3 million, up 42.7% from Q1 2017, and a net result of -KD0.3 million, an improvement of KD0.636 million from Q1 2017. Jazeera Airways’ improved operational and financial performance were a result of the significant investments in customer experience enhancement, new routes launches, and higher asset utilization in 2017. The company had registered a net profit of +KD8.2 million for the year 2017.

Q1 2018 Financial and Operational Highlights:

  • Operating revenue: KD14.3 million, up 42.7% from Q1 2017
  • Operating profit/(loss): (KD0.46 million), an improvement of KD0.572 million from Q1 2017
  • Net profit / (loss): (KD0.3 million), an improvement of KD 0.636 from Q1 2017
  • Passengers: 403,863, up 43.1% from Q1 2017
  • Fleet utilization: 11.8 hours, up 25.7% from Q1 2017
  • Load factor: 75.8%, up 5.4% from Q1 2017 

Jazeera Airways Chairman Marwan Boodai said, “Despite the first quarter being a low travel season historically, we saw a 43.1% increase in flown passengers this year, a 42.7% growth in topline earnings, and significant improvement in our bottom line earnings. The Board is pleased to see the efforts and investments throughout 2017 are creating a positive impact as early as the first quarter of 2018. Looking head, the rest of the year is looking incredibly exciting for our business with our very own dedicated terminal coming on-line in mid-May, in addition to new routes, and new additions to the fleet”.

Background Information

Jazeera Airways

Established in April 2004, Jazeera Airways is the first non-government owned airline in the Middle East, continuing to be one of the few Middle East-based private airlines to this day.

Jazeera Airways currently flies to 28 destinations operating a reliable fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft – all fitted with our signature leather seats and two-class cabins. In June 2018 Jazeera was the first airline in the Middle East to introduce the A320neo into its fleet. 

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