Jordan Tourism Board offers financial support to charter flight sector

Jordan Tourism Board offers financial support to charter flight sector Petra is one of the most famous sites in Jordan

Jordan Tourism Board has said it will provide commercial support for charter flights with immediate effect.

The Charter Support Programme will cover the cost of empty charter seats providing the operator meets the programme’s various criteria including running 16 or more direct flights over a four month period averaging no less than one flight every calendar week.

Should flights be operating with 50–70 per cent empty capacity, then the JTB will cover the cost of the empty charter seat for stays of seven nights or more (which should be confirmed through legal manifests and rooming lists).

The total cost of support per flight is capped at $70,000.

These conditions are in place in order to increase the number of tourists coming to Jordan through charter flight operations.

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Tourism entities wishing to take advantage of the Charter Support Programme are urged to contact Jordan Tourism Board as soon as possible in order to start the process.

Stephen Hurp, Jordan Tourism Board UK director commented: “This is further evidence of the ongoing commercial support that Jordan Tourism Board is making available to help the UK trade develop their product and sales.

“Aqaba is a wonderful hub for UK visitors; world-class hotels and the wonders of the Red Sea corals are on your doorstep, the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum are just an hour away and the rose red city of Petra is only another 45 minutes - all just a five hour flight from the UK.”