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First flight from Cairo arrives in Aqaba to boost tourism

By JT - Mar 14,2019 - Last updated at Mar 14,2019

AMMAN — King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on Wednesday received the first flight from Cairo, operated by the Egyptian Petroleum Air Services (PAS).

The trip aims at connecting tourists to Egypt with Jordan’s “golden triangle of tourism” (Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum), a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said.

Aqaba Governor Saleh Nusseirat stressed that opening this air route will improve tourism and contribute to boosting Jordanian-Egyptian ties, the according to Petra.

Sharhabeel Madi, the tourism and economic affairs commissioner at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, expressed hope for sustaining the new route and marketing it to attract tourists from northern governorates in Egypt and establish a real partnership between Jordan and Egypt in the tourism sector.

He added that Jordan has around 26,000 tourist sites.

Hani Abul Saud, PAS representative in Jordan, said that the firm will operate two weekly trips between Aqaba and Cairo.

 

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