Route Analysis : Dubai – Kuwait

 The route between Dubai and Kuwait City, linking the two capitals of the Dubai Emirate and Kuwait, is one of the busiest trunk routes in the Arabian Gulf. The route, one of the launch routes of the Emirates Airline in 1985, has now grown into one of the largest routes operating out of Dubai.

Let’s have a look at the current status of this route. All the data are for the week of 21-28 April 2011.

 The route is now being served 107 times a week ( 105 KWI-DXB ) by six airlines with local traffic rights.

Emirates Airline, UAE – 28 weekly flights . EQV.
flydubai, UAE – 28 weekly flights. 73H.
Jazeera Airlines, Kuwait – 23 weekly flights. 320.
Kuwait Airways, Kuwait – 16 weekly flights. EQV.
Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka – 5 weekly flights. 32S.
SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka – 7 weekly flights. 332.

 Interestingly, three of the six airlines operating on the route are LCCs – namely, flydubai, Jazeera and Mihin Lanka. The route recently had a reduction of capacity when the Kuwaiti luxury carrier Wataniya Airways, that had been operating two daily flights, went out of business.
 The largest aircraft presently operating on the route is the Boeing 777-300ER of Emirates while the smallest is Jazeera’s A320 with 162 seats ( whereas Mihin Lanka’s A320 has 180 seats ). Emirates is the largest carrier on route with 8564 weekly one-way seats on offer.
 How will this route’s future turn out ? That sure would be something interesting to watch.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

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