Flydubai will begin flying four times a week between Dubai and Aqaba from June 16.
The low-cost carrier announced the new route alongside a new service connecting Dubai with the Greek city of Thessaloniki.
“We are looking forward to the start of flydubai’s flights to Aqaba and Thessaloniki. Both cities are major economic, industrial, commercial centers and very popular leisure destinations especially in the summer,” said Jeyhun Efendi, flydubai’s senior vice president commercial (UAE, Middle East, Europe & CIS). Making these destinations more accessible to travelers looking for new destinations to explore, will undoubtedly stimulate the traffic flows and tourism between the UAE, Greece, and Jordan.”
From its Dubai hub, flydubai operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft to more than 100 destinations worldwide.
The Jordan Tourism Board announced last month that it would organize two flights a week between Aqaba and Dubai. The board’s director general Abed al Razzaq Arabiyat told The Jordan Times a promotional campaign would be launched alongside the flights to attract visitors from the wealthy Gulf emirate.
Jordan important tourism’s sector is finally growing again after years of regional unrest kept visitors away. Tourism revenues rose by 12.5 percent in 2017 to $4.6 billion, according to the Central Bank of Jordan. The spike was mainly due to the increase in the number of tourists, by 8.7 percent, who visited the country last year.