Vueling Airlines to Launch New Flights from Barcelona to QAIA

Sunday, April 18, 2010

AIG announced that the low cost carrier, Vueling Airlines, based in Barcelona, will be launching direct flights between Barcelona and Amman, from June 27 until September 12, 2010.

Vueling Airlines will be flying between Barcelona and Amman once a week during the summer season, on board of its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Curtis Grad CEO of AIG commented on this new addition saying: “The new Vueling flights add to the depth of services offered at QAIA and are very strong indicators of the positive impact that Jordan`s "open skies" policy is having for Jordanian travellers and visitors, alike. With this new addition and the many others that have been announced over the past few months, we anticipate another positive summer season in terms of passenger volume.”

Mr. Nayef Al-Fayez Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board said in this occasion: “Jordan is considered a major attraction to tourists from around the world, and this new service will reflect positively on this sector, hence, attracting more tourists from Spain. We are always keen to launch worldwide campaigns that aim to attract more tourist traffic to Jordan.”

During this summer period, QAIA is welcoming new and additional frequencies including Iberia, airBaltic, Alitalia, Tarom Romanian Air Transport , in addition to new charter flights including; MINT Airways, Neosair, Air Miditerranee, Adria Airways and Spanair.

The rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway with the new passenger terminal extending over 100,000 square meters. AIG, under the terms of a 25 year concession agreement with the Jordanian government, is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities, and the construction of the new terminal.

AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Invest AD Company (UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).