New Jordan flights expand Middle East network

Royal Jordanian Airlines has celebrated the inaugural flight of its new four times a week service from London Stansted to Amman, the capital of Jordan.

It’s a brand-new route and airline for the airport and will connect the East of England to Royal Jordanian’s global network of destinations across the Middle East and Asia.

The flag carrier, a member of the Oneworld alliance, will operate flights from Stansted to Queen Alia International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The airline's first flight on Sunday, March 3, was celebrated by passengers, crew, and airport officials, including the airport's aviation director, Simon Gorrighan. He said:

“We are delighted to add another exciting destination to London Stansted's network, giving our passengers even more choice with a world-class airline. The route will give tourists the opportunity to visit this wonderful country and see the golden triangle, which includes the Wadi Rum desert, Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, and Aqaba, a popular diving site on the Red Sea."

As part of the announcement of the new route in December, Royal Jordanian's Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf, said:

“Our new route to London Stansted will make it easier than ever for tourists from the UK to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Promoting and driving tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of our new corporate strategy—as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant by offering improved connectivity to our broader network.”