Amman Queen Alia International Airport
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- Afriqiyah Airways
Air Arabia Egypt
Arkia - Israeli Airlines
Cargolux Airlines International
Middle East Airlines
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- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Queen Alia International Airport is Jordan's largest airport. It is the home hub of Royal Jordanian Airlines, the oneworld aligned national flag carrier, as well as being a major destination for Jazeera Airways, Gulf Air and Jordan Aviation.
Location of Amman Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
Ground Handlers servicing Amman Queen Alia International Airport
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Royal Jordanian will never be comparable to Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways. The carrier has accepted that fact but only recently started to act strategically. This move has partially been driven by outside factors, such as the European economic crisis weakening the carrier’s once core European network, and regional unrest that has decreased North American traffic to the Middle East.
Now Royal Jordanian is looking to grow around the Middle East and North Africa. In Jul-2013 it started its first routes in recent memory to sub-Saharan Africa, opening Accra and Lagos. Royal Jordanian has benefitted from a lack of European LCC presence in Jordan, despite an open skies agreement, and its North American position may be sustainable in the medium term as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are still either ramping up their services or face traffic restrictions. All three carriers are tangoing with Royal Jordanian’s anchor North American partner, American Airlines. In time, further soul searching will be in order.
Europe’s LCCs have been slow to take up the opportunities created by the Dec-2010 Jordan-EU Open Skies agreement, undoubtedly owing to the Arab spring that has dented demand for travel to the country. easyJet was the first European budget carrier to launch scheduled services to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Competitors including Ryanair and Norwegian have not followed suit. This comes with the upside that Jordan’s flag carrier Royal Jordanian has been able to maintain its market share in a very adverse environment.
Europe inked a similar agreement with Morocco in Dec-2006 and Europe’s LCCs are now overwhelmingly present in the EU to Morocco market. The international LCC market share in Morocco has more than tripled from 12.4% in 2006 to 39.7% in 2011, and no-frills airlines already dominate the market between Western European and Morocco at present. Israel will be the next region to watch with the EU agreeing with the country to expand to it the common aviation market.
Air Arabia has overcome a regional travel downturn and “tumultuous” market conditions to post a profit for the three months to 30-Jun-2011 of AED51 million (USD13.9 million), a modest increase of 2% over the same period in 2011.
The ripples from the Arab Spring continue to spread. Air Arabia, the largest LCC in the Middle East, announced in Jun-2011 that it would delay the launch of its Jordanian JV due to the downturn in traffic in the region, as well as higher oil prices. While the political and social environment in Jordan is described by the carrier as “stable”, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia still have not resolved local political instability.
Delta Air Lines is planning to announce the suspension of service to Amman, Jordan, effective 01-Jun-2011, according to industry sources. CAPA understands an announcement about the three times weekly B767 service could be made tomorrow.
In 2007-2008 the airlines most feared the rising cost of fuel and, especially in the US, used the expense to dramatically cut service, scale back operations, retire aircraft and reduce capacity. But the positive effects of those actions were almost immediately negated by the recession, which brought a whole new set of problems.
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