Jazeera Airways launches Kuwait – Dhaka
Jazeera Airways began Kuwait – Dhaka on 1 October, with the 4,247-kilometre service operating twice-weekly using 162-seat A320neos.
225,000 flew between Kuwait and Dhaka on a point-to-point basis last year, MIDT booking data via OAG Traffic Analyser indicates. This was down by 6% YOY as a result of a 3% increase in average one-way base fare to $177 (excluding taxes and 20-30% fuel surcharge each way).
This week last year, Kuwait – Dhaka was served 14-weekly: 11 by Kuwait Airways using B777-300ERs and three by Biman Bangladesh with B787-8s.
For now, however, Jazeera is the only operator.
In normal times, Kuwait Airways revolves around connections over Kuwait to/from the Bangladeshi city. In the calendar year 2019, over 230,000 connected with it – led by Saudi Arabia by a very significant margin. Jeddah was by far the carrier’s top O&D.