Russian tourist plane arrives in Aqaba

A Russian tourist airplane early Sunday arrived at Aqaba’s King Hussein International Airport, as the second trip of a weekly regular commercial flight program between Jordan and Russia that will last until the end of this year.

According to a statement by Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), Tourism and Antiquities Minister Nayef Fayez said that the arrival of the Russian tourists who will visit historical and tourism sites will drive the tourism movement in the Kingdom.

The minister stressed that Jordan is keen to welcome international tourist groups, especially that the Kingdom has managed to keep COVID-19 cases low and maintain the overall pandemic situation under control.

JTB Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat said that such foreign tourist arrivals bode well for the tourism sector in the Kingdom, noting that the government’s measures and incentives granted to airplanes coming to Aqaba remarkably contribute to increasing inbound tourism.

General Manager of Travco Jordan Paolo Nocerino, the company receiving tourists, said that “the arrival of Russian tourists for a second week came as a result of joint efforts by the agency and the JTB,” noting that Travco is working to put Jordan at the top of the Russian tourists’ destinations.

Source: Jordan News Agency