EasyJet's been flying to Amman for a year
EasyJet has been operating three flights a week to Jordan from London Gatwick since 27 March 2011.
The predictiions of Carolyn McCall, easyJet's chief executive officer, have proved acurate. Visitors to Jordan have been able to discover its 'rich history' and 'diverse range of attractions', including the ancient city of Petra, and the magic of Wadi Rum.
'easyJet's low fares and customer service' has opened the market to new travellers; it's even realistic to spend a long weekend in Jordan, dipping into the Dead Sea, the nightlife of Amman and enjoying some of the county's world-class attractions.
At the launch, Jordan's minister of tourism and antiquities Zaid Goussous said: 'We welcome the start of regular easyJet flights as good news for Jordanian tourism. This is derived from the importance of easyJet as a leading European carrier and the importance of the United Kingdom as a source tourism market.'
The announcement coincided with an agreement between Jordan and the EU liberalising air transport to the Middle Eastern country.