Air Arabia Jordan has announced the launch of a new route from Amman to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia effective April 14, 2016. Flights will be operational three times weekly. This will be Air Arabia Jordan’s first expansion in 2016 and Riyadh will be the third Saudi Arabian city to be serviced by the carrier after Dammam and Jeddah.
The flights will take off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport at 15:45 and arrive at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport at 17:50. Return flights will depart Saudi Arabia at 18:30 and land in Jordan at 20:15. They will be operational on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Riyadh is the capital and largest city in Saudi Arabia. It serves as the main financial hub of the country and maintains strong business relations with Jordan. With a growing population and an economy that is diversifying away from oil and gas, the city’s domestic market proposes a strong opportunity for investment.
Commenting on the new route, an Air Arabia Jordan spokesperson said: “We are excited to expand this year to Riyadh and continue increasing connectivity between the Levant and the GCC. We believe our proposition for being the best value carrier in the region will attract travellers to favour Air Arabia Jordan as their primary carrier. In a short span of time, we have grown significantly in Jordan and will continue to do so carrying forward into the year.”
Air Arabia Jordan commenced operations in Amman in early 2015. Dammam joins Jeddah as Saudi Arabian cities served by Air Arabia Jordan. The carrier also flies to Erbil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Sharam El Sheikh in Egypt, and Kuwait City in Kuwait. This announcement is aligned with its strategy of expanding into the Middle East and becoming a key hub of its parent operator, Air Arabia.