Emirates sends its A380 to Amman

Emirates celebrated its 30th anniversary of flying to Jordan by landing an A380 at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport.
Water cannons greeted the celebratory Emirates A380 flight at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Courtesy Emirates
Water cannons greeted the celebratory Emirates A380 flight at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Courtesy Emirates

Emirates celebrated its 30th anniversary of its Dubai-Amman route by landing one of its Airbus A380s at the city’s Queen Alia International Airport for a one-off service.

The one-off flight, which touched down to a water cannon salute, carried almost 400 passengers, including Adel Al Redha, the airline’s executive vice president and chief operations officer; Adil Al Ghaith, the senior vice president of regional commercial operations; and other key Government officials.

“Today’s A380 service to Queen Alia International Airport reinforces the long-standing tourism and business relationship that Emirates and the UAE share with Jordan and its local authorities. We look forward to operating the A380 on a scheduled basis to and from Amman,” said Mr Al Redha.

The airline flies to Amman three times a day with a combination of Boeing 777 and Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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Published: September 25, 2016 04:00 AM

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