Emirates to fly double daily to Amman
Dubai, September 11, 2012
Emirates will fly double daily to Amman from October 1, providing greater access to one of the most popular tourism destinations in the Middle East.
The airline has been flying to the Jordanian capital since 1986 with a thrice-weekly service; the year after Emirates was launched.
Emirates currently flies to Amman with a combination of Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering a range of in-flight entertainment and the hospitality of international cabin crew.
The current 13 weekly flights to Amman will increase to 14 per week – an extra flight on Friday - from October 1.
The 14th weekly flight will leave Dubai at 0725hrs each Friday and arrive in Amman at 0920hrs – a journey of just under three hours.
The return flight leaves Amman at 1115hrs and lands in Dubai at 1510hrs.
“In Dubai, passengers can transfer through Emirates’ exclusive Terminal 3 onto flights to more than 120 destinations across the globe, many of which are served by the airline’s flagship Airbus A380, including Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney," said Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ senior vice president, Gulf, Middle East and Iran.
"In early 2013, Emirates’ A380 offering will be boosted by the world’s first purpose built A380 facility, which will be known as Concourse A.”
The airline’s top 10 markets for Jordan are Dubai, Jakarta, Shanghai, Seoul, Guangzhou, Beijing, Manila, Hong Kong, Sydney and Los Angeles. Tourists flock from far and wide to see attractions such as the magical city of Petra, the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum and the restful Dead Sea.
In 2010, total trade between the UAE and Jordan was reported to be over $700 million, according to a 2011 study by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tourism represents approximately 10 per cent of Jordan’s GDP.
The 14th flight will also enable Emirates SkyCargo to facilitate more international trade opportunities for Jordan’s importers and exporters.
The weekly capacity in the belly-hold of the aircraft serving the route will hit 200 tonnes in each direction, while businesses will also benefit from Emirates’ rapidly expanding network, with new trade lanes emerging with each additional destination, a trend which is set to continue as the 220 aircraft it has on order join its fleet. – Reuters