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Low-cost carrier Ryanair begins first flights to Jordan

4 Feb 2018

Europe’s leading low-cost carrier Ryanair has introduced 14 new direct flight routes between Europe and Jordan, starting in March.

The move was announced by the country’s tourism minister Lina Annab at the Jordan 2018 Agenda conference and formally unveiled at a press conference today.

The move will offer a distinct fillip to the country’s all-important tourism sector, which has been severely impacted by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq. It is estimated that tourism accounts for as much as 14 percent of the country’s GDP.

The new routes will connect Amman to Milan, Budapest, Bologna, Krakow, Bucharest, Paphos, Prague, Brussels, Vilnius and Warsaw, with Aqaba in the south of the country now served by flights from Athens, Rome, Cologne and Sofia. The Paphos flights will begin in March, while the routes to Aqaba will start in October.

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