Jordan, October 29, 2018
First Ryanair flight from Budapest touches down at Queen Alia airport

AMMAN — A low-cost Ryanair plane flying from Budapest landed at Queen Alia International Airport on Sunday, the first of 14 airlines which will operate flights between Europe and Jordan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Tourism Minister Lina Annab called it “another step” towards providing low-cost flights from and to Jordan. Director General of Jordan Tourism Board Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said that the low-cost flights will encourage foreign tourists to visit Jordan.

On February 5, Ryanair announced that the first route would operate from Paphos (Cyprus) to Amman starting in March, followed by 9 new routes to the capital and four others to Aqaba’s King Hussein International Airport beginning in the winter of 2018.