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Kuwait and Bahrain: potential twin hubs for Jazeera Airways?


Jazeera Airways’ migration back to a single hub at Kuwait is proving a boon for Kuwait International Airport (KIA), which reported a 25.6% increase in passenger traffic last month. Since the carrier abandoned most of its operations at Dubai, due to regulatory changes, and moved from a dual hub to single hub strategy in 2Q2009, the airport’s traffic has soared, with passenger numbers up by at least 10% each month for the past four months. [1301 words]

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  • Traffic soars in May-2009
  • Invites tenders for Phase I and II expansion

Graphs and data:

  • Kuwait International Airport traffic Jan-2009 to Jul-2009
  • Kuwait International Airport capacity (% of seats): Week commencing 17-Aug-2009
  • Bahrain International Airport passenger traffic: Jan-2009 to Jul-2009
  • Bahrain International Airport capacity (% of seats): Week commencing 17-Aug-2009
  • Kuwait International Airport May-2009 traffic highlights
  • Kuwait International Airport passenger number growth: 2004 to 1Q2009
  • Kuwait International Airport capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
  • Kuwait Airport’s new/expanded routes: Jun-2009/Jul2009
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