Posted on: 29 April 2015 by Mark Howells
On 18 May, Air Arabia Jordan will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base with an inaugural flight to Kuwait city, followed by the launch of regular scheduled services to Jeddah, Erbil and Sharm El Sheikh on 19, 20 and 21 May respectively, with more destinations to be added later in 2015.
The news follows Air Arabia’s announcement it had established its fifth international hub in Jordan after the acquisition of a 49% stake in Petra Airlines, which led to the creation of Air Arabia Jordan. The new airline will follow Air Arabia’s low-cost business model and will fly with new Airbus A320 aircraft.
Air Arabia’s CEO, Adel Ali, commented, “We thank the Jordanian government and aviation authorities for their invaluable support throughout the process of forming Air Arabia Jordan. We are eager to begin operations of Jordan’s latest airline and move a step closer to connecting Jordan and the entire region with affordable air travel.
“As a major tourism market with a stable domestic economy, Jordan offers a superb opportunity to serve both inbound and outbound passenger demand. In turn, the launch of Air Arabia Jordan will provide a direct boost to the Jordanian economy through the creation of skilled jobs and the opening up of new opportunities for local businesses.
“We are confident of the business growth prospects in the Kingdom and the wider region as well as the increasing demand for affordable air travel,” added Ali. “We look forward to the launch of Air Arabia Jordan operations and to working with our partners to contribute to Jordan’s aviation and tourism growth over the coming months and years.”
Air Arabia now serves more than 100 destinations, spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia from four international hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.