Turkish Airlines has signed a partnership agreement with the Petra Development & Tourism Authority.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan minister of tourism and antiquities, Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the chief commissioner of the Petra Development & Tourism Authority and Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airline chief marketing officer.
Upon visiting Petra, Turkish Airlines passengers will now receive a 15 per cent discount on entry tickets into Jordan’s most unique heritage site.
In exchange, Turkey’s national flag carrier will give special discounts to tour agents for events organised in other countries by the Petra Development & Tourism Authority.
Olmuştur said: “Turkish Airlines will work to promote Petra as one of the wonders of the world through various channels.
“We plan to support this historic destination by promoting Petra through our internal channels, and Skylife, our inflight magazine.
“We will also promote the city in our external communications by supporting their marketing and development projects.”
As the partnership unfolds, Turkish Airlines and Petra Authority will participate in international tourism fairs.
They will invite and host agencies, press, and public figures from other countries across the world to promote the beauty of and historical significance of Petra.
Al-Nawaflef said: “We are delighted to be working with Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s leading airlines.
“We’re supporting the airline in our communication at Petra, which is a national treasure that we believe people from every corner of the world should have access to.
“As Turkish Airlines flies to 111 countries, and Petra is a traveller’s delight, this is a truly strategic and mutually beneficial partnership.”
Turkish Airlines flies 14 times weekly flights to Amman and 4 times weekly to Aqaba.