On Tuesday 29th Jun, Muscat International Airport welcomed the inauguration of the first economy flights of Jordan Aviation coming from Queen Alia International Airport; as the flight was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute and landed at Muscat International Airport with an amid welcome from Oman Airports officials, for two weekly flights between the capitals Muscat and Amman on Monday and Friday.
This comes as a culmination of Oman Airports efforts to attract the new airlines towards the airports in the Sultanate to reinforce the direct international air traffic between the Sultanate and the world, and the constant support provided for these efforts by the relevant authorities in the Sultanate. Also, the operation of the flights from Jordan to Muscat International Airport comes at a time of increasing demand for travel between the two countries. The new airline will also serve trade operations and the movement of businessmen, students, and tourists of both countries.
Muscat International Airport has recently accomplished a new global achievement by obtaining the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation to be the first airport in the Middle East to achieve this international classification. It was adopted lately by ACI to regulate health standards in the world’s airports due to the impact of the global pandemic Covid-19 on the sector. This is proof that the precautionary measures applied in Muscat International Airport are consistent with the best certified international standards and an indicator of Oman Airports' adherence to applying health and safety procedures according to the highest international levels.
It is worth mentioning that Jordan Aviation is the first aviation company fully owned by the private sector in Jordan nationwide and Middle East wide. It was established in 1998 and today it operates twelve aircraft of different variants on its expanding network; as it is about to introduce new aircraft to increase the flights and operations in new terminals. The company took into consideration the adherence to all general safety procedures, especially concerning the epidemiological situation of Covid-19; as it vaccinated all working staff against Covid-19 in order to maintain the health and safety of the staff and passengers and ensure the safety of all.
Regarding both countries' flights schedule, Jordan Aviation flights will arrive at Muscat International Airport on Monday and Friday of every week. The first flight takes off on Monday from Queen Alia International Airport at 22:00 PM to arrive at Muscat International Airport at 2:15 AM, while the flight on Friday takes off from Queen Alia International Airport at 23:15 PM to arrive at Muscat International Airport at 3:15 AM.