Jordan’s flagship carrier begins charter service to Maldives

Royal Jordanian has begun a scheduled charter service to the Maldives.

The first Royal Jordanian flight landed at the Maldives’ main Velana International Airport on Friday.

Until October 16, the flagship carrier of Jordan will offer a weekly non-stop service between Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and Velana International Airport in Male. A Boeing 787-8 jet will serve this route.

Founded in 1963, Royal Jordanian has become the second-largest carrier in the Levant. With a fleet of 43 aircraft including seven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets, the airline operates over 500 flights per week, with at least 110 daily departures. Along with codeshare destinations, the airline reaches 43 destinations around the world.

Middle East remains one of the major emerging source markets for the Maldives’ tourism industry. The region saw its market share reach 3.9 per cent due to a 14.9 per cent increase in the number of tourist arrivals (42,774) in the January-August period.

Maldives has ramped up tourism promotion in the Middle East. Stakeholders of the tourism industry, including government and non-governmental organisations, have held exclusive events in Saudi Arabia and other key Arab source markets.

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