November performance released for Jazeera Airways

Jazeera Airways today released its November 2013 Operational Performance Report, which shows that the airline led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the

November performance released for Jazeera Airways

Jazeera Airways today released its November 2013 Operational Performance Report, which shows that the airline led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month of November 2013, with a performance of 95.92%, as ranked by the independent US-based OTP tracker, FlightStats.

Jazeera Airways is a low-fare airline with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport in Al Farwaniyah Governorate, Kuwait.It operates scheduled services in the Middle East. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport. The airline has grown since its launch to become Kuwait’s second national airline and has been dynamic in popularizing low-cost carriers in the Middle East. Jazeera Airways is one of the largest operators at Kuwait airport, having handled a quarter of all aircraft movements and passengers at the airport during July 2009. According to the July 2009 report issued by Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation’s, Jazeera Airways had the largest number of aircraft movement in the month with 1834 take-offs and landings, overpassing the second largest carrier in aircraft movement by 4%.

The November 2013 report, which is based on official figures and statistics from Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), also shows that the cities of Jeddah, Al Najaf and Mashhad, known for religious tourism, have seen the strongest increase in number of flown passengers from November last year.

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Jazeera Airways saw a 69% increase in flown passengers on the Kuwait-Jeddah route in November, compared to the same month last year. The airline grabbed a 13% market share on the route in November 2013.

Flown passengers on the Kuwait-Al Najaf route increased by 83% from November last year. Jazeera Airways was the first airline in Kuwait and Iraq to launch flights between the two countries in April 2012 with flights between Kuwait and the holy city of Al Najaf. The airline continues to lead on this route with a 66% market share this month.

On the Kuwait-Mashhad route, Jazeera Airways saw a 24% increase in flown passengers from November last year. The airline grabbed the leading market share of 27% on the route during the month this year.

The report also shows that Jazeera Airways was the leading airline serving the Kuwait-Amman route in the month of November with a 42% market share. The airline’s flown passengers increased by 10% from November 2012.

The report also shows that Jazeera Airways grabbed a 37% on the Kuwait-Beirut route, a 13% market share on the Kuwait-Dubai route, a 9% market share on the Kuwait-Bahrain route and 11% market share on the Kuwait-Riyadh route.

On routes serving Egyptian cities, Jazeera Airways grabbed a 23% market share on the Kuwait-Cairo route, a 67% market share on the Kuwait-Luxor route, a 48% market share on the Kuwait-Assiut route, a 36% market share on the Kuwait-Sohag route, and a 16% market share on the Kuwait-Alexandria route.

Flights to the seasonal destinations of Istanbul and Sharm El Sheikh ended in the first week of November and will resume end of March.

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