Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recently welcomed the inaugural flight of Edelweiss Air, the leading leisure airline of Switzerland and a member of Lufthansa Group, from Zurich in capital Amman with the customary water arch salute.

On its schedule, QAIA said Edelweiss Air will operate two weekly flights - on Sundays and Thursdays - to Amman then Aqaba, with return flights to Zurich scheduled the next day on Mondays and Fridays.

This step corresponds with the consistent efforts of Airport International Group and the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) to expand QAIA's airline and destination networks in order to offer passengers varied direct route options, it stated.

The debut flight was greeted in style in the presence of representatives from Airport International Group, Edelweiss Air and its ground handler Royal Jordanian.

"We are delighted to be boosting QAIA’s airline network this early on in the year by establishing an additional direct connection to a major European city like Zurich, enabling Swiss travellers to visit Jordan aboard a carrier known for flying to only the most captivating holiday destinations," remarked Airport International Group CEO Nicolas Claude.

"We thank our partners for supporting our airline diversification efforts, which allow us to deliver the best services to our passengers and further propel QAIA as Jordan’s prime gateway to the world," he added.

Edelweiss Air Chief Commercial Officer, Patrick Heymann expressed delight at boosting its network with two new destinations - Amman and Aqaba.

"Jordan is an interesting and diverse country to visit, rich of culture, history, and nature. Our new flight from Zurich to Amman is tailored to the needs of tourists from Switzerland visiting the beautiful Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," he added.

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