easyJet now flies to Amman in Jordan from London Gatwick
On arrival in Amman, easyJet’s aircraft was welcomed to the Jordanian capital airport with a fire-truck salute. Greeting the low-cost carrier’s CEO Carolyn McCall were Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Jordanian Minister of Tourism, and Curtis Grad, CEO Queen Alia International Airport. Notably, Jordan just signed an Open Skies agreement with the EU.
- easyJet launched three new routes in the last week. On 27 March, the airline connected its largest base at London Gatwick (LGW) with Amman (AMM), the capital of Jordan and a new market for the low-cost carrier, which also operates to Tel Aviv in neighbouring Israel. Notably, Jordan signed an Open Skies agreement with the EU only earlier this month. On the new route, the airline operates three weekly flights with its 156-seat A319s. Although the airline faces no direct competition at Gatwick on the new 3,660-kilometre route, both bmi and Royal Jordanian compete indirectly with their each daily London Heathrow operations. On 28 March, easyJet also connected Gatwick with Bologna (BLQ), its 15th Italian airport. The airline has served Bologna in the past, from London Stansted until 2005. The route was launched already in 2001 by go, the airline later acquired by easyJet. British Airways competes from Gatwick with 17 weekly flights, while Ryanair also operates between London Stansted and Bologna on a daily basis. easyJet also launched a French domestic service on 27 March. From Toulouse (TLS), the airline now flies five times weekly to Nantes (NTE). Competition comes from Air France’s 18 and Airlinair’s nine weekly flights.
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