INDIA & MIDDLE EAST: Jordan Aviation gets ‘national carrier’ status

Jordan Aviation has been recognised as a ‘national carrier’ of Jordan and will be looking at the bilaterals in order to begin scheduled flights around the Middle East and into Europe, the carrier said. The airline was awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC ) by the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC ) to start […]


Jordan Aviation has been recognised as a ‘national carrier’ of Jordan and will be looking at the bilaterals in order to begin scheduled flights around the Middle East and into Europe, the carrier said. The airline was awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC ) by the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC ) to start launching its international regular flights, making it the first Jordanian privately-owned airline to obtain such a license. This was enabled by the newly issued Jordanian Regulations which are now based on the EASA system in compliance with the European Standards. The new AOC gives Jordan Aviation the privilege to operate into 54 Middle East and international destinations. CARC chief commissioner and CEO Capt. Moh’d Quraan said Jordanian aviation is entering into a new era in the after signing an agreement with the European Union to maintain the standards of the international industry. He said this requires a doubling of efforts on the part of the local airline companies, stressing that reaching very high levels in the air transport industry is difficult in itself, let alone to keep maintaining those high standards and those high performance indicators while the world keeps on rapidly changing and evolving. Jordan Aviation was founded in 1998 and began operating in 2000 and currently owns a fleet of 17 aircraft, comprised of A310/320s and B737/767s.