New low-cost flights between Jordan and Europe introduced

Ryanair is continuous its enlargement to the Middle East and, for the primary time, will join continental Europe with Jordan. The new flights will go to airports in Amman and Aqaba and the airline anticipates that it’ll carry half 1,000,000 passengers per 12 months on these routes, with most of them being winter solar seekers.

It’s by no means been simpler to get from Europe to Petra. Photo by Okay. Chae/500px

Starting in March, Cyprus’ Paphos will join with Amman 4 instances per week. From October, Jordan’s capital will likely be linked with ten different European hubs, together with Bucharest, Warsaw, Brussels and Prague. Ryanair can be planning to fly to the coastal metropolis of Aqaba of their winter 2018 schedule, operating a twice-weekly flight schedule from Sofia, Athens, Cologne and Rome. The metropolis lies on the Red Sea and is a well-known scuba-diving hotspot.

Both cities make appropriate bases for visiting the world-famous Petra, an historical metropolis that was voted one of many new seven wonders of the world. The new routes are a boon to the Jordanian vacationer trade which, regardless of being a protected nation to go to, has suffered lately to its proximity to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Karak Castle in Al Karak, about 140 km south of Amman. Photo by JPRichard/Shutterstock

Lina Mazhar Annab, the nation’s Minister of Tourism known as the transfer “a significant development”. In an announcement, she mentioned “Ryanair’s decision to fly to Jordan sends a loud and clear message about the diversity and the untapped potential of Jordan’s tourism product. It also shows confidence in the tourism industry in Jordan, which has witnessed double-digit growth in the past year.”

Jordan has labored laborious to advertise its picture as a vacationer vacation spot and the trade accounts for 14% of its GDP. In 2015, it eased visa restrictions and launched the ‘Jordan Pass’, giving guests cut price entry to 40 of the nation’s prime points of interest, together with a one-day go to Petra. They’ve additionally developed new points of interest for guests, together with a 15-day operating problem and a Martian-like glamping expertise in Wadi Rum.

Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan at sundown. Photo by Richard Yoshida/Shutterstock

The first Ryanair flights to Jordan from Paphos will go on sale midnight, Wednesday 7 February and a few restricted seats in April and May will likely be priced at simply €19.99 to have a good time the brand new route.

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