European Tourists Flock to Aqaba

Published November 7th, 2021 - 08:20 GMT
Aqaba sea
This picture taken on July 24, 2019 shows a decommissioned Jordanian Armed Forces' AH-1 Cobra helicopter being submerged into the waters of the Red Sea off the coast of the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba, as part of preparations for a new underwater military museum. (Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Three regular easyJet flights arrived in Aqaba carrying 470 tourists from Berlin, London and Geneva, the Aqaba Airports Company (AAC), the operator of King Hussein International Airport announced on Saturday. 

The flights’ arrival marks the resumption of regular flight services to Aqaba from European tourist destinations, according to the AAC.

The flights are part of a series of easyJet’s regular flights that began on Saturday from various European capitals and cities, Omar Al Smadi, the company's director of passenger relations and services, said in a statement reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

Manchester and Milan will be later added to the list of cities, Samadi said. 

The resumption of easyJet flights followed the reoperation of Ryanair flights, whose first flight arrived in Aqaba at the end of October. The airline will continue its flights from Athens, Cologne, Milan, Rome and Sofia, Smadi said. 

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air’s first flights will begin operations on December 15 from four tourist destinations: Bucharest, Budapest, Rome and Vienna, Smadi added.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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