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A new aviation agreement with Jordan will enable both countries’ airlines to
increase the number of flights between Tel Aviv to Amman.
the memorandum, which was signed in Amman on Tuesday by Civil Aviation Authority
director Giora Rom and his Jordanian counterpart, Suleiman Obeidat, both
countries can increase the weekly number of seats on flights from 1,000 to
The agreement also canceled a limit on the number of weekly
flights between the two destinations, which until now was restricted to
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the agreement would
increase the competition on the routes between the two airports,
and improving service.
At the moment, there are two companies that
operate on the route, Arkia and Royal Jordanian. Both companies enjoy
capacities, of over 90 percent, on the flights.
Joseph Fisher, executive
board member of IDB Tourism, said that the main advantage of the
that it increased Israelis’ access to Royal Jordanian’s network of
“Royal Jordanian is a large company, on par with El Al, and has
a rich network of flights to attractive destinations.
of the Israelis who travel to Amman continue to other destinations,
to the east,” said Fisher.
“Royal Jordanian has a network that covers all
of the Far East and is suitable for passengers wishing to travel to
Thailand, Hong Kong, India and Sri Lanka. It is also a great solution
business people who want to travel to the Gulf states or other countries
Israeli companies can’t fly to.”
Fisher said that the agreement would
also increase incoming tourism and that it would enable more pilgrims to
from places like India and Indonesia.
Fisher added that since the
Jordanians are expanding the Amman Airport and the airline was in the
purchasing new aircraft, more flights would soon be on offer.