Wizz Air now offers flights to Jordan for as little as €9.99.
Wizzair has announced Jordan as the next Middle Eastern country. With eight routes announced across Europe, two airports will be served in the country, and all flights will begin before Christmas. Strong demand is expected with Leadin fares starting at € 9.99 one way.
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Wizz Air has announced four routes to both Amman, Jordan's capital, and Aqaba, Jordan's increasingly popular tourist destination. Although the capital is served all year round, Aqaba will only be in winter. Aqaba is a coastal city in Jordan, near Petra and the Wadi Rum desert, and is generally served in the winter season from Europe.
Amman to Budapest: twice a week from December 17
Amman to Milan Malpensa: December 18, twice a week
Amman to Rome Fiumicino: December 19, twice a week
Amman to Vienna: December 19 , twice a week
Aqaba to Budapest: December 16, twice a week
Aqaba to Bucharest: December 15, twice a week
Aqaba to Rome Fiumicino: December 19, twice a week
Aqaba to Vienna: December 19, twice a week
Wizz Air is from Amman to Vienna (two to four weeks) face direct competition from Ryanair and Austrian Airlines. together with Royal Jordanian from Amman to Rome Fiumicino (every four weeks). There will also be indirect competition from Ryanair to Amman from Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino and from Ciampino to Aqaba.
According to a press conference, Wizz Air expects to transport 167,000 tourists to / from Jordan in the first year. Many will be foreign tourists, although Amman will also attract Jordanians to visit friends and family. Speaking at the press conference, Owain Jones, Head of Supply Chain and Legal for Wizz Air and Managing Director of Wizz Air Innovation Ltd said:
“We are very excited to announce that Jordan is the 51st country we are working with. The development in Jordan is excellent and we want to help boost the tourism industry and business ”.
This development was made possible by the 2010 EU-Jordan Open Skies Agreement. Although growth was slow at first, things accelerated in 2019. According to Cirium data, there were 653,000 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) seats between the EU and Jordan in 2019, three times more than the previous year. Ryanair was the driving force, accounting for more than 84% of the total.
Although Ryanair remains Jordan's leading LCC to / from Europe, it will be interesting to see how fast Wizz Air is growing. Data source: Cirium.
Next year will be our best yet with 799,404 seats already planned, including new services from Wizz Air. Will 2022 be the year that LCC seats exceed one million? As Abdelrazzak Arabiyat, Director of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) said:
“The main priority of the Ministry and the JTB is to attract more visitors by supporting low cost and charter flights to increase the tourist stay rate and tourism income. . "
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