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Amman, November 2019: Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has welcomed on Thursday 7 November the inaugural flight of SaudiGulf Airlines - which will be operating four weekly trips between Amman and the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Upon arrival, the flight received the customary ‘water arch’ salute and was greeted by representatives from Airport International Group, Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, Jordan Tourism Board, Petra Travel & Tourism Co. and SaudiGulf Airlines, as well as the airline’s ground handler; Royal Jordanian.
“By welcoming SaudiGulf Airlines onboard, we are actively growing our existing airline network and offering our passengers an even wider range of travel choices, ultimately encouraging tourism and stimulating economic development, while bringing us one step closer to our goal of solidifying QAIA’s position as Jordan’s prime gateway to the world,” stated Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.
In turn, Wael Kawar, Managing Partner of Petra Travel & Tourism Co., commented, “We are pleased to commence the regular operation of flights between Riyadh and Amman through our partnership with SaudiGulf Airlines. This mutual collaboration not only presents passengers with enhanced service levels via a brand new fleet and premium products for both business and economy classes, but will also strengthen bilateral relations between Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”