Jazeera gains leading market share on Kuwait routes; Air Arabia appoints AVIAREPS as GSA

Air Arabia's Maroc (-0.5%) subsidiary appointed on Friday (02-Jul-2010) AVIAREPS as their General Sales Agent (GSA) in two additional markets: Italy and France. With immediate effect, AVIAREPS will take over responsibility for the airline’s sales, marketing and ticketing activities within the countries.

See related CAPA profile: Distribution and GDS

Meanwhile, Jazeera Airways (-1.9%) announced in its performance report for May-2010, it had gained the leading market share among Kuwait-based airlines on the most competitive routes served from Kuwait, including to Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, Luxor and the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.

The report said Jazeera had carried 9,400 passengers between Kuwait and Beirut, making it the largest single operator among all airlines serving the route. Jazeera Airways closed the month with a market share of 31% on the Kuwait-Beirut route. With more than seven scheduled airlines operating between Kuwait and Dubai, the airline closed the month with a market share of 19%, and a market share of 20% on the Kuwait-Bahrain route, which has more than eight airlines serving it.

In African news, Lonrho’s (+2.4%) FLY540 switched Nairobi-Mara flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport and increased capacity to twice daily.

Selected African and Middle Eastern airlines share price movements (% change) 02-Jul-2010