Ryanair to officially begin operating from Jordan this March


Published: 2018-02-04 12:32

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 20:41

Editor: Arwad Khalifeh

A Ryanair plane parked up at Queen Alia International Airport. (Facebook)
A Ryanair plane parked up at Queen Alia International Airport. (Facebook)

Great news for budget travellers: Ryanair, one of Europe’s largest low-cost airlines, will begin flying from/to Jordan in March 2018.

The “Visit Jordan” official Facebook page announced on Sunday the new European destinations Ryanair will be flying to from Amman and Aqaba, which they said “will make you FLY with joy.”

Starting with a route to Paphos (Cyprus) in March, Ryanair’s Amman operation will grow to 10 routes from October, as part of its Winter 2018 schedule. Flights to Aqaba will commence in October with 4 routes, and will operate for the winter season.

Ryanair’s Amman year-round schedule includes:

- 1 new route to Paphos (Cyprus) from March (4 weekly)
- 10 new routes from October: Bologna (2 weekly), Brussels Zaventem (2), Bucharest (2), Budapest (2), Krakow (2), Milan Bergamo (3), Paphos (2), Prague (2), Vilnius (2) & Warsaw Modlin (2)
- 430,000 customers p.a.
- Over 300 on-site* jobs

Ryanair’s Aqaba Winter 2018 schedule includes:

- 4 new routes: Athens (2 weekly), Cologne (2), Rome Ciampino (2) & Sofia (2)
- Over 55,000 customers p.a.
- 40 on-site* jobs

As well as boosting the employment sector in the Kingdom, the 14 new routes will largely boost tourism in Jordan and allow Jordanians who aren’t wealthy or high-earners to explore the world.

A ticket from Dublin to Berlin, for example, costs around 113 JOD if you’re travelling in March.

The only question is: will ticket prices be as low as they are in Europe?

The answer is YES.

Ryanair said that "to celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from Paphos to Amman from €19.99 for travel in April and May, which are available for booking until midnight Wednesday (7 Feb)."

Click here to book your first Ryanair flight from Jordan today.