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Amman, October 2018 - In line with ongoing efforts to expand Queen Alia International Airport’s (QAIA) airline network, Airport International Group received the inaugural Nordwind Airlines flight to the Kingdom on 28 October, 2018. The Russian low-cost carrier (LCC) serves passengers traveling between Amman and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport through weekly flights every Sunday and Wednesday.
The newly-established route was commemorated with the customary ‘water arch’ salute and a welcoming ceremony attended by representatives from Airport International Group, Jordan Tourism Board and Nordwind Airlines. The latest addition brings the total number of airlines serving QAIA to 46, divided between scheduled passenger airlines and local charter and cargo carriers. This step corresponds with Airport International Group’s goal to attract more LCCs, given their significant role in enhancing the Kingdom’s accessibility to passengers of different backgrounds and financial abilities.
“We’re excited for Nordwind Airlines to join QAIA’s growing airline network, as it grants passengers traveling to and from Moscow an alternative airport option. As Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, we strive to collaborate with in-demand carriers in order to cover a broad spectrum of destinations within the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. In doing so, we are helping to link travelers worldwide to the Kingdom, thus positively impacting the national economy, particularly the tourism sector. We look forward to forging new airline partnerships that cater to passenger needs and offer them the comfortable, convenient and affordable air travel experience they desire,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.