Aegean Airlines launches flights to Amman
Amman, June 24, 2014
Greece-based Aegean Airlines has commenced flights to Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).
Launched in co-operation with Petra Travel and Tourism Company, the inaugural flight arrived from Athens, with the attendance of the Greek Ambassador to Jordan, Aegean Airlines executives and general sales agents in Jordan and representatives of Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of airport.
The Star Alliance member, Aegean Airlines, currently operates two inbound and outbound flights per week between Amman and Athens, bringing the total number of QAIA direct routes to 67 destinations across four continents, said a statement.
Kjeld Binger, AIG’s chief executive officer, said: “Maximising QAIA’s network outreach is at the forefront of AIG’s priorities. This step is closely aligned with our goal to further cement QAIA’s standing as Jordan’s gateway to the world, and to help position the kingdom as a niche transfer hub for business and tourism travellers alike.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Petra Travel & Tourism Company for its dedicated efforts in introducing this particular route, and we eagerly look forward to operating additional flights to new worldwide destinations in the near future.”
Wael Kawar, managing partner of Petra, said: “We are pleased with the decision to introduce the Aegean Airlines route which will significantly increase passenger traffic between Jordan and Greece, as well as from other European countries included in Aegean Airlines’ extensive network.
“We are excited to have been chosen as the general sales agents for Aegean Airlines in Jordan, and would like to take this opportunity to thank AIG for its continuous efforts and support.” - TradeArabia News Service