After 10 years without a direct connection, Zaventem and Brussels South Charleroi airports are resuming flights to Amman, the capital of Jordan.
1. Ryanair via Brussels South Charleroi
The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair announced on August 22nd a new route from Brussels South Charleroi to Amman with 4 weekly flights starting from 1 November as part of its Winter ’23 schedule. The initiative was led by the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and Ryanair and their partnership will last until 2028. Under this agreement, the carrier will add four new routes, bringing the total to 25 routes connecting Jordan with 12 European cities.
“This agreement reflects the importance of low-cost flights in attracting tourists to Jordan,” said Makram Queisi, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, during the signing ceremony, underlining the positive shift the kingdom has been witnessing in inbound tourism in recent years following the Covid.
“We are delighted to be bringing even more choice and value to our Belgian customers with the addition of this new Amman route, offering our customers in Brussels even more choice when planning their Winter getaways. We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our flights to/from Amman this Winter as Ryanair continues to deliver more connectivity and lower fares than any other airline for Belgium, ”said Ryanair’s Dara Brady.
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair said Ryanair’s services in Jordan have succeeded in drawing in new tourist segments to Jordan, particularly from Eastern Europe. According to Wilson, the renewal of the agreement will increase the number of routes to a total of 25, with over 100 flights per week.
2. Royal Jordanian
Zaventem Airport is also welcoming the airline Royal Jordanian to provide direct flights to Amman starting as of October 26. RJ will begin operating twice-weekly flights between the two capital cities allowing passengers to travel from Belgium to Jordan, and vice versa, in just around four to five hours. The new Brussels expansion is part of RJ’s new strategy to focus on tourism into Jordan and becoming the airline of choice for the Levant region.
Adding Brussels to our ever-expanding network will allow tourists from Belgium to visit Jordan easily and directly.Karim Makhlouf, Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer
“Facilitating tourism to the Kingdom is a core focus of RJ’s new strategy — as is our commitment to further developing Amman as the main gateway to the Levant, by offering improved connectivity to our broader network”, said Karim Makhlouf, Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer.