First charter flight of new Romania-Jordan route lands in Aqaba

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AMMAN — A Romanian charter plane carrying 167 tourists landed at King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on Monday, marking the start of flights on the newly-opened Jordan-Romania air route, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Chairman Makram Al-Qaisi said the new air service, which includes 11 charter flights through the end of the season, is part of the JTB’s strategy to boost tourist numbers.

Low-cost tourism channelsJTB Director-General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, said the board is seeking to attract tourists from Romania and other European countries through direct low-cost flights to Amman and Aqaba.

The JTB is committed to creating "healthy competition" in the aviation sector to stimulate the economy, he said, predicting that tourism to the Kingdom will gain momentum thanks to the new air service.

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