QAIA Welcomes Inaugural Tarco Airlines Flight to Jordan

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Amman, August 2016 - Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - welcomed the arrival of the first Tarco Airlines flight from Khartoum to Amman, 2016, marking the beginning of two regular flights per week. This step reaffirms the Group’s ongoing efforts to provide new options to international destinations that expand QAIA’s airline network, and stimulate traffic growth at the Kingdom’s prime gateway to the world.

The inaugural flight was received with a ceremony comprising the Civil Defense Airport Fire Service’s customary ‘water arch’ salute, which was held in the presence of high-ranking officials from the Embassy of The Republic of Sudan in Jordan and members of Airport International Group’s management team.

“We are very pleased to welcome yet another airline to QAIA’s growing network, underlining our ongoing collaboration with the Government of Jordan to market the Airport and the country’s tourism industry to airlines, as well as to introduce incentives for newly-established routes,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group. “We look forward to providing passengers with more flight options by attracting additional regional and international airlines, which subsequently help position Jordan as a dynamic destination for business, leisure and investment within the region.

Tarco Airlines is the third scheduled airline to join QAIA’s network since the beginning of the year, in addition to the Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines and the recently-established Jordanian airline Fly Jordan.