Manchester Airport Sees New Royal Jordanian Flight to Amman

Staff of Manchester Airport and Royal Jordanian celebrate first flight to Amman.
Photo Credit: Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has expanded its impressive network of destinations with the exciting addition of Amman, Jordan. The inaugural Royal Jordanian Airlines flight departing from Manchester took off on Wednesday, 6 March.

This marks the start of a new era of connectivity between the North West of England and the captivating Jordanian capital.

This brand new route operates three times a week, offering convenient travel options on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Passengers will fly on the carrier’s Airbus A319 aircraft, making the journey in approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes.

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“We are thrilled to connect the people of the North to an ever-growing network of destinations,” said Stephen Turner, Chief Commercial Officer at Manchester Airport.

“Adding Amman to the list is a fantastic development, opening up a wealth of cultural and geographical experiences for our passengers.”

Amman: Rich Tapestry of History

Amman boasts a rich tapestry of history, with ancient ruins from various civilizations standing alongside a vibrant downtown area.

The city offers a delightful blend of shopping, culinary delights, museums, and art galleries. But the true magic lies beyond the city limits.

Jordan itself is a treasure trove for travelers, boasting iconic landmarks like Petrahttps://whc.unesco.org/en/list/326/, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Adventure seekers can explore the breathtaking underwater world of the Red Sea in Aqaba, a renowned diving destination.

For those yearning for a touch of desert magic, the Wadi Rum Desert, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, promises an unforgettable experience.

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A First for Royal Jordanian

This new route marks a significant milestone for Royal Jordanian Airlines as well. Being their longest European flight, it strengthens Amman’s position as a key gateway to the Levant region.

This offers improved connectivity for travelers seeking to explore Jordan and its neighboring countries.

“We’re excited to see both outbound and inbound travel flourish with this new route,” said Turner.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors from Jordan to explore all that Manchester and the North West have to offer, while simultaneously providing our passengers with a seamless gateway to discover the wonders of Jordan.”

About Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian is the flag carrier airline of Jordan, founded in 1963. It is headquartered in the capital, Amman, and operates scheduled international services over four continents from its main base at Queen Alia International Airport.

The airline is a member of the Oneworld alliance, which gives passengers access to a wider network of destinations and benefits such as baggage allowance across member airlines.

Royal Jordanian has codeshare agreements with several other airlines, including British Airways, American Airlines, and Japan Airlines.

Royal Jordanian’s fleet consists of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline offers a variety of cabin classes, including economy, business, and first class.

Economy class passengers can expect comfortable seating, complimentary meals and drinks, and a selection of in-flight entertainment options.

Business class passengers enjoy priority check-in, access to airport lounges, and lie-flat seats. First class passengers receive all of the amenities of business class, as well as a more spacious cabin and additional in-flight services.


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