British Airways has announced an increase in flights to Amman, Jordan, for the summer 2013 season with 11 flights a week to Queen Alia airport. Area commercial manager Paolo De Renzis had this to say:
“Jordan is an important market for British Airways and we are thrilled with the excellent growth we have seen here since re-introducing Amman to our route network. We are keen to further enhance our operations to and from Jordan and today’s announcement only consolidates our commitment to the Jordanian market.”
Amman was not somewhere that British Airways flew to prior to its takeover of bmi in 2012; the only direct competition on the route comes from fellow oneworld member Royal Jordanian and both would seem to have benefited from a surge in tourist numbers to a country best know for the ancient city of Petra.