Royal Jordanian announces weekly charter plans to Maldives

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The Royal Jordanian airline has announced its plan of commencing scheduled charter flights to the Maldives starting from September 2019 onwards.

The charter service is slated to commence from 27 September to 16 October, with Jordan’s flagship airline offering weekly non-stop flights between Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and Velana International Airport of Male’, Maldives.

The charter service will be operated using Royal Jordanian’s Boeing 787-8 jet.

Royal Jordanian, founded in 1963 became the second largest carrier in the Levant with a fleet of 43 aircraft under its name, which includes Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets. The Jordan-based airline operates over 500 flights per week with at least 110 daily departures.

The airline travels to a total of 43 destinations including its codeshare destinations.

Although the tourist market has not shown exponential growth jumps, the Middle-Eastern market remains one of the major emerging source markets when it comes to the Maldivian tourism industry.

According to statistics by the Ministry of Tourism, a total of 52,114 holidaymakers from the region visited the country last year, which is a 5.9% increase from over 49,193 tourists the year before.

Meanwhile, the island nation has prioritized promoting tourism in the Middle East.

Both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders of the industry included have exhibited the island nation’s tourism industry at key events in Saudi Arabia and other prominent Arab nations.

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