Jordan receives 50 low cost tourist flights in just one week

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AMMAN — After signing with low cost carriers, the number of tourist flights coming into Jordan have gone up from May this year, according to Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, director general of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In a statement, Arabiyat said that the Kingdom received in just one week 50 Easy Jet and Rayanair flights carrying tourists from across Europe. He predicted another rise in tourist numbers after Wizz Air begins offering its services in the country as of next month.

The JTB is working on boosting tourism through agreements signed with low-cost airlines as part of a recently announced government plan, Arabiyat said.

He said that low-cost flights are fundamental to growing tourist numbers and driving the economy by increasing tourism income, adding that low-cost airlines are the biggest and strongest internationally.

Arabiyat pointed to the JTB's continuous work with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and airlines to make Jordan the go-to tourist destination following the COVID-19 pandemic, which delivered a blow to the tourism sector.

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