Queen Alia International Airport Welcomes First Norwegian Airlines Flight

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amman, May 2018 – Reaffirming Airport International Group’s commitment towards constantly expanding Queen Alia International Airport’s (QAIA) network, the Airport recently welcomed the first Norwegian Airlines flight to QAIA, arriving Tuesday 8 May, 2018 at 10:15 PM, and marking the start of biweekly flights between Amman and Copenhagen. A welcoming ceremony was held, at which the inaugural flight was honored with the customary water salute. Numerous officials were welcomed at the event, including representatives from both Airport International Group and the Jordan Tourism Board.

This step came as part of Airport International Group’s efforts to accommodate a multitude of passenger needs, and introduces yet another previously unserved route, to Copenhagen, Denmark. A move which paves the way for several more Scandinavian destinations, while partnering with one of the largest low-cost carriers globally, as well as one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines. Airport International Group is steadfast in its belief that establishing such diverse routes to new destinations will result in beneficial effects on the Kingdom’s tourism sector, subsequently strengthening the local economy, while providing tourists and citizens alike with more travel options than ever before.

Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Norwegian Airlines here at QAIA, as this is yet another step in the right direction, offering passengers new, in-demand flight alternatives to and from Jordan, especially within Europe.”

”In our position as Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, we strive to facilitate comfortable, convenient and economical travel for all our passengers traveling through QAIA, by partnering with world-renowned carriers such as Norwegian Airlines. We are confident that this partnership will increase the number of passengers arriving in Jordan, which will not only contribute to enriching local tourism and the Jordanian economy specifically, but will also attract even more airlines to become a part of the QAIA family.”

In turn, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian Airlines, Thomas Ramdahl stated, “We are excited to have launched our new route between Amman and Copenhagen, in partnership with Queen Alia International Airport, and look forward to the mutual benefits it will garner for both countries, strengthening economic cooperation and facilitating an influx of tourists to and from these two historically significant cities. We offer a vast range of short and long-haul flights at Norwegian Airlines, to a myriad of destinations globally, and provide affordable fares for all, which is what we aim to do through this partnership.”