Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa, announced Monday that it has commenced a passenger flight to Amman, Jordan, as of September 19, 2022. The flight will be operated thrice weekly.
With the easing of the negative effects Covid-19 have had on the aviation industry, international air travel has seen an encouraging recovery this year.
“And as people start travelling around the world once again, we have continued offering passengers new destinations. Today, we are launching a new passenger flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan,” said Mesfin Tassew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines during the official flight inaugural program held at the VIP Terminal of Bole International Airport.
As of today, Amman has become our 13th destination in the Middle East and our 130th international destination, he added.
“The flight we are launching today is a thrice-weekly service, offering passengers better connectivity options across the vast global network we serve,” he said, adding, “The new flight also means better connectivity across the 60 plus cities we serve in Africa through our main hub here in Addis.”
In addition to deepening our presence in the Middle East, the new flight also creates a critical air link between Ethiopia and Jordan, thereby facilitating socio-economic, diplomatic and cultural ties between the two countries, Mesfin pointed out.
He hopes that the new thrice weekly flight inaugural will too help strengthen the socio-economic and diplomatic relations between Jordan and the whole of Africa.
As a city combining the historical and the modern, Amman is a dazzling destination for visitors who enjoy sightseeing.
Yazen Al-Khatib, Charged Affairs at the Embassy of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Ethiopia and the African Union on his part noted that the flight inaugural will connect not only Ethiopia and Jordan but also East Africa to Jordan and its surrounding countries.