Start-up Air Arabia Jordan has announced the launch of flights to Medina in Saudi Arabia from Amman from June 10, 2015.
Flights to the carrier’s fifth destination will operate on Mondays and Thursdays, departing Amman at 00:30am, and arriving into Medina at 02:10am. The return flight will depart the same day at 02:50am from Medina, arriving back into Queen Alia International Airport at 04:35am.
The airline, which began operations in May 2015 is Jordan’s new low-cost carrier, and began operating to four countries in the region.
Adel A. Ali, group chief executive Officer said: “We are delighted by the progress achieved in a relatively short time. In the past month, we have fully established our operations and have grown to serve five destinations, including two in Saudi Arabia. With the first phase of our launch strategy now complete, our focus turns to expanding the Air Arabia Jordan network to serve more of the cities where our customers want us to fly.”
The airline currently operates 14 weekly flights to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi, Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, and Kuwait City from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
The airline’s inaugural flight to Kuwait City took off on May 18, 2015 – one of the most heavily travelled routes to and from Amman. Air Arabia Jordan is a partnership between Air Arabia and RUM Group – a Jordan-based travel and transport group.
Air Arabia’s Amman base is home to two A320s with another four due to be delivered this year. Although connections between Amman and other major Middle Eastern capitals are strong, there is plenty of space for the airline to grow in the Jordanian market, with many smaller regional destinations remaining unserved or underserved.
“Jordan is a country full of potential with its steady economy and historical attractions. Therefore, the Kingdom’s travel and tourism growth is a key driver forits sustainable economic development,” added Adel A. Ali.