JTB and Ryanair extend partnership, adding new routes to Jordan

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AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline, have extended their cooperation pact until 2028. This move includes the addition of four new routes, expanding the total to 25, connecting the Kingdom with 12 European cities.اضافة اعلان

Tourism Minister and JTB Chairman Makram Qaisi commented on the development by highlighting that this step will boost tourist numbers to the Kingdom with a budget friendly option is favorable to the Kingdom’s tourism shift post-COVID.

Meanwhile, Director General of the JTB Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, highlighted that this influx of tourists will equitably distribute development benefits across regions, while promoting unique Jordanian experiences. This, in turn, will generate fresh employment opportunities in local communities.

Ryanair’s robust social media presence
He noted that Ryanair's robust social media presence and effective marketing strategies will be instrumental in showcasing Jordan's tourism offerings.

New tourist demographics from Eastern Europe
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair, expressed delight over renewing the partnership initially inked half a decade ago. He noted how Ryanair's introduction to Jordan positively impacted the tourism sector, attracting new tourist demographics, particularly from Eastern Europe.

This renewed agreement will expand the route count to 25, encompassing over 100 weekly flights. Wilson anticipated more than 600,000 passengers annually, fostering flight growth by up to 30 percent compared to last year.

The upcoming routes will establish connections between Amman and Pisa (Italy), Brussels (Belgium), and Marseille (France). A fourth route will link Aqaba to Madrid (Spain).

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