British Airways today marked 6 months back in Jordan with a ceremony at the British Embassy in Amman.
Although British Airways has a long history of flying between the UK & Jordan, it wasn’t until its takeover of bmi last year that the airline officially re-commenced flights between the 2 countries in October 2012. Commenting on the airline’s return to Jordan, Paolo de Renzis, British Airways Commercial Manager for the Middle East had this to say: “We are delighted to be back in the Jordanian market, after a smooth and effective transition. We are also very excited by the strong growth we have been seeing on the route. In fact, In order to better serve our customers and respond to their demands, we recently increased our Amman flights from seven per week to 11 per week for our summer schedule, which means that we added almost 3000 more seats per week”.
Jordan has grown increasingly popular with British tourists as it offers a wealth of historic sites (the most famous being the lost city of Petra), the Red Sea resort of Aqaba and a pleasant climate that makes it a year-round destination.
British Airways flights to Jordan all operate from London Heathrow’s Terminal 1 and utilise modern A321 aircraft that have recently undergone a complete refurbishment. Customers can chose between World Traveller & Club World cabins with the airline’s latest seating and in-flight entertainment enhancements.