Articles Tagged ‘Kuwait’

Jazeera Airways CEO meets anna.aero before London launch; Manchester next?

Jazeera Airways CEO meets anna.aero before London launch; Manchester next?

Jazeera Airways starts Kuwait to London daily on the 27th October, a market of 394,000 P2P passengers and a CAGR of 7% since 2015.

Despite Jet Airways' end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

Despite Jet Airways’ end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

159 routes operate between the Gulf and India. Dubai International is the most-served airport and Emirates is the largest airline, but not at group level.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.


Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.

Kuwait International Airport heading for 10-million passenger milestone; Cebu Pacific Air starts flights from Manila

Kuwait International Airport heading for 10-million passenger milestone; Cebu Pacific Air starts flights from Manila

Oil-rich Kuwait is not trying to create another regional aviation mega hub, but has still seen passenger numbers double in the last decade at its only airport. We reveal the airport’s leading airlines and some of the route developments that have occurred in 2014.


Kuwait Airways still waiting for major fleet upgrade; London Heathrow and New York JFK key destinations in network

Kuwait Airways still waiting for major fleet upgrade; London Heathrow and New York JFK key destinations in network

Unlike other carriers in the Middle East, Kuwait Airways rarely starts new routes, has an ageing fleet, and doesn’t sponsor any European football teams. We examine which are the airline’s most important routes, and at which major European city it has recently changed airports.

Jazeera Airways launches flights to Iraq; now serves 18 destinations from Kuwait, 12 against Kuwait Airways

Jazeera Airways launches flights to Iraq; now serves 18 destinations from Kuwait, 12 against Kuwait Airways

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has been operating successfully for over six years now, but which routes does it serve and how often? How big is its fleet and what competition does it face from Kuwait Airways and other carriers in the region?

Kuwait’s traffic growth slows, but airport prepares for busier future with new terminal

Kuwait’s traffic growth slows, but airport prepares for busier future with new terminal

The oil state of Kuwait’s only airport has seen rapid growth in recent years, but this development has now slowed down. Which are the biggest airlines in the market? Which route dominates with more than twice the capacity of any other route? And what capacity will be brought with the new terminal?


flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.

Now the good news: Wataniya Airways launches flights between Kuwait and Dubai; Bahrain and Beirut to follow in March

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryYes, people are still starting new airlines, even during these economically challenging times. Welcome Wataniya Airways and its premium service using an A320. What gives it an edge in the Kuwait market and who are its chief competitors?

Jazeera develops dual-hub strategy from Kuwait and Dubai

Base Analysis: Jazeera Airways in Kuwait/DubaiThere aren’t many independent airlines in the Middle East but Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways is a notable exception. It only began services from Kuwait in October 2005 but has already established a second base at Dubai airport. And it’s making money. Which European destination does it serve?