September 03, 2019: Qatar Airways has opened its new office in Amman, Jordan on September 2. The successful office opening celebration was attended by the transport minister of Jordan, Anmar Khasawneh and Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker. Currently, Qatar Airways operates 21 weekly flights (three flights per day) from Doha to Amman.

Qatar Airways launched its first flight to Amman in 1994. Meanwhile, more than 400 Jordanians work as part of the Qatar Airways group's team to support the group's development and contribute to enhancing its services.

Khasawneh welcomed the opening of Qatar Airways' new office in Amman, expressing hope that this crucial step will spur a series of Qatari investments in the Kingdom. He further praised the distinguished relations between Jordan and Qatar, underscoring the importance of overcoming all obstacles and challenges impeding meaningful partnerships between the two countries with regards to the transport sector.

Al Baker, said, "Jordan is an integral market for Qatar Airways, where we operate three daily flights to Amman using wide-body aircraft, including the state-of-the-art A350. The opening of our new offices in the Kingdom comes as a response to the growing demand for quality flights, in addition to serving as further confirmation that Qatar Airways has become the airline of choice for discerning travellers from Jordan. We are looking forward to further enhancing our offerings and services in Jordan and are certain that the launch of our new offices will help us achieve our goal."

Qatar Airways entered into a codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines in 2015, allowing both airlines to reach various additional destinations around the world. The agreement recently expanded to allow passengers to fly to East Asia through Hamad International Airport. Moreover,

The airline recently launched flights to Rabat in Morocco, Izmir in Turkey; Malta, Davao in the Philippines; Lisbon in Portugal; and Mogadishu in Somalia. Plans are currently underway to launch flights to Gaborone in Botswana in October 2019.

Qatar Airways participates in several CSR initiatives in Jordan, including its consistent support to the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) and Foundation. Representatives from the airline have visited KHCC on several occasions over the past years, dressed as various characters from the Oryx Kids Club to distribute gifts to children currently undergoing treatment at the centre. The airline also participated in distributing humanitarian aid packages to underprivileged families in Jordan in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization, Qatar Charitable Society and the Qatar Red Crescent.

The opening ceremony was also attended by minister of tourism and antiquities of Jordan Majd Shweikeh, minister of digital economy and entrepreneurship of Jordan Mothanna Ghairaibeh, ambassador of Jordan to Qatar Zaid Al Lozi, chairman of the board of commissioners of the civil aviation regulatory authority of Jordan captain Haitham Misto, and interim charg d'affaires of the embassy of the state of Qatar to Jordan Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Khalifa Al Sada.

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