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Jazeera Airways Continues CIS Expansion With New Dushanbe Route

LONDON – Jazeera Airways continues its expansion in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with a new Dushanbe route announced.

The New Route…


Jazeera will be utilizing this route from Kuwait to connect pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Tajikistan via its base city.

Flights are due to begin on December 29th on a twice-weekly basis, operating on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flight NumberFrequencyFromToDeparture (Local Time)Arrival 
(Local Time)
J9 631Thursday, SaturdayKuwait (KWI)Dushanbe (DYU)12:1017:20
J9 632Thursday, SaturdayDushanbe (DYU)Kuwait (KWI)18:5020:45

Commenting on this new route was Rohit Ramachandran, the Jazeera Airways CEO:

“Jazeera today flies to many CIS countries, operating underserved routes from the Middle East that cater to a latent demand for religious tourism and simulates new demand from tourists who want to explore culturally-rich countries that are a few hours away.”

Continuing On A Successful 2022…


The airline will be wanting to continue its momentum on what has been a successful 2022 so far, and new routes will encourage this growth.

The carrier announced that 2.6 million passengers were handled in the first nine months of this year, with 1.1 million of that accounting for Summer 2022 travel.

Load factors at the carrier were recorded at 80.1% for 3Q22 (third quarter of 2022), with the nine-month period averaging out at around 76.4%.

Either way, the carrier has experienced a strong surge valued as a 15.7% increase over the last year, showing strong signs of airline usage.

Such results were announced through their recent financial results, of which the airline has made a net profit of KD20.77 million.

Below, you can see the breakdown of highlights by carrier:

  • 9M 2022 Highlights:
    • Revenue: KD140.8 million, up 197.9% from 9M 2021
    • Operating profit: KD 25.96 million, up 1571% from 9M 2021
    • Net profit: KD20.77 million, up from KD70k 9M 2021
    • Passengers: 2.6 million, up 409.8% from 9M 2021
    • Load factor: 76.4%, up 15.7% from 9M 2021
  • 3Q 2022 Highlights:
    • Revenue: KD63.2 million, up 99.25% from 3Q 2021.
    • Operating profit: KD 16.13 million, up 25.7% from 3Q 2021
    • Net profit: KD13.38 million, up 14% from 3Q 2021
    • Passengers: 1.1 million, up 256.8% from 3Q 2021
    • Load factor: 80.1%, up 14.4% from 3Q 2021

Commenting on the factors for strong results was Marwan Boodai, the Chairman of Jazeera Airways:

“Appetite for travel increased significantly during the peak summer season, exceeding the numbers of passengers that flew with us during the record year of 2019.”

“We have restored our business post-pandemic and made strong growth as reflected in our financial performance.”

“This has been stimulated operationally with the launch of 11 new routes since the beginning of the year and bringing an additional two aircraft into the fleet.”

Overall…


It remains clear that Jazeera Airways is in a good position at the moment, and such profitability is enabling healthier expansion.

The airline has launched dozens of routes this year, with this momentum expected to continue going into 2023 at current rates.

For now, all eyes will be on the carrier to see where else they decide to take things next.

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