Ryanair to launch 14 routes between Jordan and Europe

The Irish low-cost airline will connect 11 European countries with Amman and Aqaba

European travellers will soon have an opportunity to visit probably Ryanair’s most adventurous destination yet.

Ryanair will operate flights to Jordan's capital, Amman, from 11 European countries — Shutterstock
Ryanair will operate flights to Jordan’s capital from 11 European countries — Shutterstock

The low-cost carrier plans to launch 14 new connections between Europe and Jordan with the first route from Paphos in Cyprus commencing in March. The operation will increase to 10 routes to Amman and 4 to Aqaba in October.

“Ryanair is pleased to announce its entry into the Jordanian market, initially with one route from Paphos in Cyprus to Amman commencing in March, and growing to 10 from October, as part of our Winter 2018 schedule,” said Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien.

The airline will fly to Jordan’s capital from Brussels, Bucharest, Bologna, Budapest, Milan, Krakow, Vilnius, Paphos, Prague and Warsaw.

Flights to the port city of Aqaba will take off from Athens, Cologne, Rome and Sofia.

“These new routes will introduce new business and leisure travellers from 11 European countries to one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world,” O’Brien added.

The airline is expected to bring nearly half a million passengers to the two Jordanian airports.

“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,” the kingdom’s minister for tourism, Lina Mazhar Annab, said.

Petra, an ancient city carved into a rock, is perhaps Jordan’s main attraction for travellers — Shutterstock Ryanair Europe Jordan
Petra, an ancient city carved into a rock, is perhaps Jordan’s main attraction for travellers — Shutterstock

“It also shows confidence in the tourism industry, which has witnessed double-digit growth in the past year.”

The two destinations in Jordan increase Ryanair’s Middle Eastern presence to four airports. So far, the carrier has been operating flights to Tel Aviv and Eilat in Israel.

The ancient city carved into a rock, Petra, is perhaps Jordan’s main attraction for travellers, but there are many more reasons to choose this location for an adventure.

For instance, hiking through the desert of Wadi Rum will show just how much you are capable of – and you’ll be surrounded with the most awe-inspiring beauty.