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Wizz Air to open its 7th base in Italy at Venice, adds new routes to Jordan

Wizz Air has announced the opening of its seventh Italian base, at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

With 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft in one of Italy’s most important aviation markets, and with the launch of 4 new domestic services and 12 international destinations to 9 countries, Wizz Air continues to grow its Italian offer in order to provide passengers with a wide variety of destinations.

Wizz Air started flying to Italy in 2004, and since then has carried over 40 million passengers to and from Italy on its over 200 routes.

The establishment of Wizz Air’s newest base in Venice Marco Polo airport, which follows the opening of six bases (Milan Malpensa, Catania, Palermo, Bari, Naples and Rome Fiumicino) of the airline in Italy within just one year, underpins Wizz Air’s commitment towards the country.

The 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft will support the operations of 16 routes to Cagliari, Naples, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Casablanca, Reykjavik, Mykonos, Santorini, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Tallinn, London Luton, Tel Aviv, Prague, Sharm el Sheikh. Wizz Air’s extensive Venice network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Venice with 3 new and exciting, currently unserved destinations such as Reykjavik, Tallinn and Fuerteventura. Wizz Air already operates 10 services from Venice Marco Polo airport to Catania, Tirana, Chisinau, Skopje, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Timisoara, St. Petersburg and Kyiv Zhulyany.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VENICE MARCO POLO

DESTINATION DAYS LOWEST FARE*  STARTS
VENICE – CAGLIARI Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 19.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – NAPLES Daily 19.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – LAMEZIA TERME Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – LAMPEDUSA Wednesday, Sunday 19.99 EUR 6 March 2022
VENICE – CASABLANCA Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29.99 EUR 4 March 2022
VENICE – REYKJAVIK Tuesday, Saturday 29.99 EUR 2 April 2022
VENICE – MYKONOS

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 19.99 EUR 1 April 2022
VENICE – SANTORINI

 

Tuesday, Saturday 19.99 EUR 2 April 2022
VENICE – PALMA DE MALLORCA

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 19.99 EUR 1 April 2022
VENICE – FUERTEVENTURA

 

Thursday, Sunday 29.99 EUR 3 April 2022
VENICE – TENERIFE

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29.99 EUR 31 October 2022
VENICE – TALLINN

 

Monday, Friday 19.99 EUR 4 March 2022
VENICE – LONDON LUTON Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 14.99 EUR / 12.99 GBP 3 March 2022
VENICE – TEL AVIV Tuesday, Saturday 19.99 EUR / 79 ILS 2 April 2022
VENICE – PRAGUE Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.99 EUR / 259 CZK 1 April 2022
VENICE – SHARM EL SHEIKH Tuesday, Saturday 29.99 EUR / 35.99 USD 1 November 2022

 

* One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

In other news, the company has also announced new routes from Amman to Rome, Milan, Vienna and Budapest.

In addition, the airline will also fly from Aqaba to Rome, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest.

Emirates brings the Airbus A380 to Amman and Boston

Emirates has made this announcement:

Emirates’ first scheduled Airbus A380 services have just touched down in Boston and Amman for the summer season peak.

The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman on June 1 at 1555hrs local time and the second A380 service from Dubai to Boston landed at 1350hrs local time. Led by Captain Arif Al Reyami and Jordanian First Officer Laith Saudi, the A380 Amman service was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.

Emirates will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman until October 26 to cater to the increased demand for travel during the peak summer period. The airline has adjusted its schedule on one of its three daily flights (EK 903/904) with the A380.

Emirates A380 operations to Boston also coincide with high customer demand during the peak summer and winter travel season and will see overall capacity increase around 45% between  June 1 to September 30, 2019 and December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The move to deploy the popular A380 on both routes demonstrates the airline’s flexibility to optimise the usage of its fleet to cater to passenger demand within its network.

Emirates has been flying to Jordan for over 33 years, and has carried over 5 million passengers to and from Amman. Emirates has been serving Boston since 2014, consistently growing passenger demand over the past five years to and through Dubai. With the A380 being introduced for the summer, travellers have more choice to explore unique A380 destinations on the Emirates network, as well as experience the ultimate in travel comfort on the airline’s flagship aircraft.

The Emirates A380 flying to Amman is set in a three-class configuration, and will have 427 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck over the months of June and July, 76 flat-bed Business Class seats and 14 luxurious First Class Suites. First and Business Class customers can catch up, network and enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies in the Onboard Lounge.

The Emirates A380 flying to Boston is also set in a three class cabin configuration, offering 14 private suites in First Class, 76 seats in Business Class, and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. First Class passengers can relax and revitalize in one of the two A380 Shower Spas, and First and Business Class passengers are welcome in the Onboard Lounge to enjoy canapés and beverages prepared by the onboard bartender.

The Emirates A380 to Boston will operate until September 30, 2019 and will then resume on  December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Emirates flight EK 237 leaves Dubai at 0815hrs and lands in Boston at 1350hrs. EK 238 departs Boston at 2310hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1925hrs the next day.

All photos by Emirates.

 

Fly Baghdad Airlines launches flights to Amman

Fly Baghdad, the first low cost airlines in Iraq, launched its first flights to the Jordanian capital of Amman on November 2, 2017.

Fly Baghdad flight took off from Baghdad International Airport heading to Amman, and was welcomed by water cannon salute in Queen Alia International Airport. This was followed by well-organized reception in the terminal and cake cutting ceremony. The reception was attended by the airport management and staff, the Head and management of the ground handling company, the General sales agent, Petra Travel & Tourism, and representatives of the travel and tourism companies in Jordan. From Fly Baghdad side, it was attended by the Chairman, the CEO, the Sales Manager, and the flight crew.

Fly Baghdad their Amman route with four flights a week, to become daily flights within two months.

Photos: Fly Baghdad Airlines.

Air Arabia to open a new hub in Amman, Jordan, will acquire 49% of Petra Airlines

Air Arabia (airarabia.com) (United Arab Emirates) (Sharjah) is buying a 49 percent share of Petra Airlines (Amman) and will open a new hub in Amman. Petra Airlines will become Air Arabia Jordan. The airline has issued this statement:

Air Arabia announced today (January 5) that it will open a new international hub at Amman Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, its fifth fixed-based operation globally, following the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Petra Airlines. The deal will see the existing principle shareholder of Perta Airlines, the RUM Group, maintain a 51 percent stake. The new partnership will also lead to the creation of Air Arabia Jordan and will reinforce the airline‟s leadership of the low-cost aviation market in the MENA and Levant region.

Following the acquisition and the establishment of the new Air Arabia Jordan, operations are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2015. The newly established carrier, managed by Air Arabia, will follow the carrier’s business model serving as Air Arabia’s fifth hub in the Arab world. Air Arabia Jordan will provide direct service to a range of destinations across the Europe, Middle East and North Africa region from Queen Alia International Airport.

Air Arabia Jordan will serve as Air Arabia’s fifth hub and will follow the same proven value for money business model. Two Airbus A320 aircraft will initially be based at Amman Queen Alia International Airport and the fleet will grow as the business demands. Launch routes will be announced in the coming weeks.

Air Arabia, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, launched service from Sharjah, UAE, in October 2003. Today, the carrier provides service to 100 destinations, spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, from its four existing hubs in the UAE, Egypt and Morocco.

Petra Airlines is founded in Jordan in 2005 by RUM Group, Jordan’s leading travel and transport group. Petra Airlines currently operates two Airbus A320s.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Arabia’s Airbus A320-214 A6-ANJ (msn 5143) taxies at the Sharjah hub.

Air Arabia (UAE) aircraft slide show:

 

Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Petra Airlines’ Airbus A320-212 JY-PTB (msn 537) taxies at Antalya, Turkey.

Air Arabia:

Air Arabia photos

 

Royal Jordanian retires its last Airbus A340-200

Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) retired its last Airbus A340-200 from revenue service on November 27, 2014 after the pictured A340-211 JY-AIA (msn 038) completed its flight from Chicago (O’Hare) to Amman per ch-aviation.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. JY-AIA arrives in New York (JFK) prior to the last revenue flight.

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Ukraine International to start new routes to Riga and Minsk

Ukraine International Airlines-UIA (Kiev) has announced it will connect Kiev with Riga and Minsk with Boeing 737 aircraft starting on March 30, 2015.

The Kiev – Riga – Kiev routing (PS 185/186) will be operated five times per week on weekdays.

Starting on April 20 and through October 25, 2015, the Kiev – Minsk – Kiev flights (PS 891/892) will be operated seven times per week.

Moreover, in summer 2015 UIA plans to launch nonstop scheduled flights from Kiev to Amman, Jordan.

Ukraine International Airlines in the summer 2015 season is also introducing Kiev – Beijing service, on board Boeing 767 aircraft. Service begins  on April 29, 2015 with two weekly flights, while the third weekly flight will be added on May 10, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. UIA’s Boeing 737-94X ER UR-PSK (msn 36086) in the Sky Airlines colors pushes back at Antalya.

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Royal Jordanian to expand Boeing 787 flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in October

Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) inaugurated Boeing 787 service as planned on September 1 from its base at Queen Alia International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

The pictured Boeing 787-8 JY-BAA is the first of five that will join the RJ fleet during this year as part of the company’s strategic plan to modernize its long-range fleet of aircraft, replacing the currently operating Airbus A340s and A330s.

As previously reported, JY-BAA was received on August 27, 2014, Royal Jordanian becomes only the second airline in the Middle East to operate the 787.

Royal Jordanian is the first airline worldwide to take delivery of a Boeing 787 with the latest Thales in-Flight entertainment system called AVANT. The system offers passengers the next level of in-flight entertainment with 17” touchscreens in Crown and 10.6” touchscreens in Economy Class.

RJ chose to configure its Dreamliner to carry 24 passengers in business class and 246 in economy.

Customers in all classes will experience an improved cabin environment featuring LED mood lighting, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems and reduced noise levels among other features.

Royal Jordanian will continue to expand its 787 operations. Effective October 12 the new type will be assigned to the Amman-Bangkok-Hong Kong route (four days a week). For the other three days a week, effective October 15, the aircraft will fly the Amman-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur route.

Copyright Photo: Wingnut/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 JY-BAA (msn 37983) taxies across the ramp at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Royal Jordanian: AG Slide Show

Petra Airlines signs LOI for 2 Bombardier CS100s and options for 2 CS300s

Petra CS100 (11)(Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Petra Airlines Ltd. (Amman, Jordan) has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) to acquire up to four CS100 and CS300 airliners. Should the LOI be converted to a firm purchase agreement, the transaction would include two firm-ordered CS100 aircraft and two options for CS300 aircraft.

Based on list prices, a firm order for two CS100 aircraft would be valued at approximately $136.5 million US, increasing to $298.4 million if the two options for CS300 aircraft are converted to firm orders.

Petra Airlines, based at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, began as a charter carrier and became a scheduled airline in 2012. It serves destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Image: Bombardier.

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Royal Jordanian to assign the new Boeing 787s to the North American routes

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Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) according to Airline Route, intends to operate its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on the Amman-Chicago (O’Hare) (six weekly flights starting on October 1), Amman-Montreal (Trudeau)-Detroit (twice-weekly starting October 2) and Amman-New York (JFK) (four weekly flights starting on October 2) routes. The new type will replace the Airbus A330s and A340s on the North American routes.

Royal Jordanian has 11 787-8s on order including four on lease.

Royal Jordanian: AG Slide Show

 

Royal Jordanian celebrates 50 years of flying, will introduce the Boeing 787 on July 1, 2014

Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) this month celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The flag carrier launched scheduled passenger flights on December 15, 1963 as Alia-The Royal Jordanian Airline (Air Jordan) between Amman and Beirut. The airline adopted the current name on December 15, 1986.

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Majesty King Abdullah II joined the airline on December 22 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee according to the airline. RJ has introduced a new 50th emblem which is likely to appear on its aircraft The airline is also issuing 50 days of daily free tickets.

Royal Jordanian 50th Anniversary logo

The airline issued this statement and photo:

His Majesty King Abdullah II joined Royal Jordanian on Sunday, December 22, 2013, in a celebration to mark the national carrier’s 50thanniversary.

During a visit to RJ’s new premises, the King toured a photo exhibition depicting the flag carrier’s development since its launch in 1963 and also viewed a model of a modern aircraft and its functions from take-off to landing.

The King and the attendees also watched a film about the development of RJ, which launched its maiden flight to Beirut on December 15, which was later followed by other destinations across various continents.

His Majesty congratulated the RJ staff on the airline’s golden jubilee, expressing his pride in and appreciation for their relentless efforts to upgrade “this national edifice” over five decades.

“Through its glitter, RJ has become a real ambassador of the country and an embodiment of its bright image as it circled the world in its name,” the King wrote in the visitors’ book, urging the airline to pursue its efforts to boost its competitiveness in the region and the world.

During the ceremony, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Ibn Al Hussein, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsour and senior officials, King Abdullah honoured a number of staff members and ex-employees for their contributions to RJ. He also received a memento, a Boeing 787 yoke, from the Chairman of the Board of Directors Nasser Lozi.

Lozi said in remarks during the ceremony that RJ’s golden jubilee marks the carrier’s history and the ability of its staff from multiple generations to build an airline whose roots run deep at home and which has spread its branches across the world.

He said the company had made remarkable growth and expanded through various stages of the Kingdom’s development and sought to promote the national values of a sense of belonging, maintaining traditions and hospitality.

Lozi said human resources are the backbone of RJ’s development and modernisation as it relied on the expertise, loyalty and keenness of its staff to put the airline among the world’s prestigious airlines

Royal Jordanian President/CEO Amer Hadidi said: “The 50 past years of RJ lifetime is a source of pride for all of us. RJ is dream that came true with the persistent efforts of loyal Jordanians that could manage to build this edifice with very limited potentials.”

He added that the airline has promising future plans including growing its fleet and increasing the destinations on its route network, adding that RJ will be receiving the first 5 Boeing 787 aircraft in the second half of 2014, helping RJ to reach new heights and to fly to more cities around the world.

Hadidi said the airline intends to invest in the aviation industry in the field of maintenance and ground handling, and to expand in this area by providing these services in the regional markets. He pointed that RJ has the required expertise and capabilities qualifying it to contribute to the development of aviation in the Arab world, particularly the countries that witnessed the transformation of the Arab Spring and are in need of such services.”

In other news, Royal Jordanian is planning to introduce its first new 267-seat Boeing 787-8 initially on the Amman-Jeddah route on July 1, 2014 followed by the twice-weekly Amman-Lagos-Accra route the next day according to Airline Route. Twice-weekly Amman-Montreal (Trudeau) will be introduced on July 3 followed by weekly Amman-Abu Dhabi service on July 5.

Top Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Airbus A330-223 JY-AIF (msn 979) approaches the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Royal Jordanian: AG Slide Show

Alia: AG Slide Show

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Alia’s Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar 500 JY-AGB (msn 1219) taxies at Paris (Orly) in the ornate 1981 livery.