Posted on: 18 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
The first Air Arabia Jordan flight (9P 301) departed its base at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman at 12:00 local time – following a ceremony attended by senior executives from the airline, the Jordanian aviation industry and members of the press – before landing in Kuwait City, greeted by yet more officials.“The Kingdom’s newest carrier provides Jordan-based passengers with cost-effective options to travel across the region while offering excellent value-for-money opportunities for regional travellers to visit Jordan” remarked Riad Khashman, chairman of Air Arabia Jordan. “We thank the local authorities for their continuous support and presence; we are confident that being a national Jordanian carrier based in Amman, Air Arabia Jordan will play an important role in supporting the ongoing economic growth and tourism development of Jordan.”Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s group CEO, added, “Jordan is a country full of potential with its steady economy and historical attractions. Therefore, the Kingdom’s travel and tourism growth is a key driver for its sustainable economic development. Today marks the start of a new era of value air travel for people in Jordan and across the Levant. We are confident that Air Arabia Jordan will complement and positively contribute to the overall aviation growth from and into the Kingdom.”Air Arabia Jordan will launch its services to Jeddah, Erbil and Sharm El Sheikh on 19, 20 and 21 May respectively.