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05 Feb 2018

BY Edward Robertson


Ryanair launches first services to Jordan

Ryanair is launching its first flights into Jordan with 14 routes to Amman and Aqaba.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

The airline will offer annual capacity for nearly half a million travellers

The new routes will include a Amman-Paphos route start in March before additional connections to Bologna, Brussels Zaventem, Bucharest, Budapest, Krakow, Milan Bergamo, Paphos, Prague, Vilnius and Warsaw Modlin launch in October with the expectation of carrying 430,000 passengers per year.


Meanwhile a winter schedule starting in October from Aqaba to Athens, Cologne, Rome Ciampino and Sofia is expected to handle more than 55,000 passengers.


The minister of tourism and antiquities and chairwoman of the Jordan Tourism Board, Lina Mazhar Annab said: “We are delighted to see Ryanair launch 14 new routes from Europe to Jordan.


"This is a significant development in Jordan’s travel industry that will offer travellers greater choice and value for money.


"Enhancing air connectivity is one of the key areas Jordan is focusing on given its impact on unlocking economic growth through attracting business investment as well as spurring tourism, two factors that are vital to Jordan’s economic prosperity."

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