The first Air Arabia Jordan flight departed its base at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on Monday.
The airline’s inaugural flight to Kuwait City was marked by a ceremony attended by senior executives from the airline and the Jordanian aviation industry.
Inaugural flight 9P 301 departed Amman QA International Airport at 12:00 pm local time and was received upon arrival by officials at Kuwait International Airport.
Air Arabia Jordan will also launch its services to Jeddah, Erbil and Sharm El Sheikh on May 19th, 20th and 21st respectively.
In addition to increasing international connectivity for people living in Jordan, Air Arabia Jordan aims to support the on-going development of the local economy by bringing more tourists and business people into the Kingdom.
It is also expected to create a significant number of skilled jobs in the fast-growing aviation sector.
“The Kingdom’s newest carrier provides Jordan-based passengers with cost-effective options to travel across the region while offering excellent value-for-money opportunities for regional travellers to visit Jordan” said Riad Khashman, chairman of Air Arabia Jordan.
“We thank the local authorities for their continuous support and presence today; we are confident that being a national Jordanian carrier based in Amman, Air Arabia Jordan will play an important role in supporting the on-going economic growth and tourism development of Jordan.”
Commenting on the launch of flights, Adel A. Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia, said Jordan was a country “full of potential with its steady economy and historical attractions”.
“Therefore, the Kingdom’s travel and tourism growth is a key driver for its sustainable economic development,” he continued.
“Today marks the start of a new era of value air travel for people in Jordan and across the Levant.
“We are confident that Air Arabia Jordan will complement and positively contribute to the overall all aviation growth from and into the Kingdom.”