18 ROUTES AND OVER 500,000 CUSTOMERS P.A
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (25 April) launched its Jordan Winter 2019 schedule, with 4 new routes to Amman from Malta, Memmingen and Thessaloniki, and to Aqaba from Milan Bergamo. Ryanair will operate 18 routes in total (connecting 12 countries), which will deliver a total of over 500,000 customers annually at Amman and Aqaba airports.
Ryanair’s Jordan Winter 2019 schedule will deliver:
- 3 new routes from Malta (2 pw), Memmingen (2) & Thessaloniki (2)
- 13 routes in total
- 450,000 customers p.a.
- 350* “on-site” jobs p.a.
- 1 new route from Milan Bergamo (2 pw)
- 5 routes in total
- 60,000 customers p.a.
- 40* “on-site” jobs p.a.
Jordan’s consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as March 2020, enjoying even lower fares and Ryanair’s 2019 customer care improvements.
To celebrate this further growth in Jordan, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares from just €14.99, for travel between April and June, which must be booked by midnight Saturday (27 Apr), only on the Ryanair.com website.
In Amman, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said:
“Ryanair is pleased to launch its Jordan Winter 2019 schedule, with 4 new routes (18 routes in total), delivering over 500,000 customers through our two Jordanian airports. We are pleased to strengthen our cooperation with the Jordanian Tourist Board. These 18 winter routes will further promote Jordanian tourism and will deliver visitors from 12 European countries to one of the world’s most attractive winter tourism destinations.
Ryanair will launch a new Jordanian website in June, making it even easier for consumers in Jordan to book Ryanair’s lowest fares. This website development highlights our commitment to and investment in Jordanian tourism.
To celebrate, Ryanair is releasing seats on sale from just €14.99 for travel between April and June, which are available for booking until midnight Saturday (27 Apr). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Mohammad Shweikeh, said:
“Jordan has witnessed a tremendous positive shift in the tourism sector in 2018, and in 2019, the momentum is still as steadfast as it was last year. The launch of the world renowned low-cost airline Ryanair has had a cascading positive effect on the sector’s dynamics. It has resulted in an increase in tourists as a new segment of tourists -from Eastern Europe in particular – who have never been to Jordan before, are now exploring Jordan and its unique and diverse natural, cultural and archaeological heritage in a comprehensive touristic experience. Not only does this experience stay with them for a lifetime, but also drives them to come back for more.”
Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, said:
“We are very happy to see tangible results in Jordan from our partnership with Ryanair. Only a year into its operation, this collaboration has proved its power in making Jordan an accessible and affordable destination for many with its ever-growing number of routes. Jordan Pass, the number-one indicator of the Jordanian market’s success in the international tourism scene, has witnessed an unprecedented increase in sales in comparison with same period from last year. There are numerous examples of the success we are witnessing at the moment, and we look forward to continuing this growth with Ryanair in the future.”
*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers