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British airways celebrates its return to Jordan

The event was hosted by British Ambassador to Jordan Peter Millett, and attended by British Airways executives; members of the media; and British Airways’ partners and customers.

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British Ambassador to Jordan Peter Millett and Paolo De Renzis, BA Area Commercial Manager for the Middle East and Central Asia

British Airways celebrated its successful six month return to Jordan with its partners and customers at a ceremony held at the British Embassy in Amman. Following the integration of bmi into British Airways, October 2012 marked the official launch of British Airways in Jordan.

The event was hosted by British Ambassador to Jordan Peter Millett, and attended by British Airways executives; members of the media; and British Airways’ partners and customers.

The Ambassador said: “We are very happy to see British Airways back in Jordan servicing customers with increased number of flights and improved service. This reflects confidence in the Jordanian market.”

Paolo De Renzis, Area Commercial Manager for the Middle East and Central Asia, said: “We are delighted to be back in the Jordanian market, after a smooth and effective transition.”

“We are also very excited by the strong growth we have been seeing on the route. In fact, In order to better serve our customers and respond to their demands, we recently increased our Amman flights from seven per week to 11 per week for our summer schedule, which means that we added almost 3000 more seats per week”, De Renzis added.

As part of the integration, the airline recently completed a refurbishment of all its A321 aircraft to provide Jordanian customers with greater comfort and an improved flight experience. Customers can now choose from Club World (business class) and World Traveller (economy class) with the latest on-demand in-flight entertainment technology and new seating for enhanced comfort.

British Airways has a long history of flying to Jordan – starting with its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1952 on a Canadair Argonaut and as British Airways from 01 April 1976. Today customers flying between Amman and London can now enjoy the levels of service for which British Airways is renowned on the A321 aircraft just five hours.

Customers from Jordan continue to fly in to Heathrow T1, while flying with British Airways will mean they have access to a network of more than twenty destinations in the US and Canada. The airline

offers a smooth and seamless transfer experience at London Heathrow, where the minimum connection time between T1 and T5 is 90 minutes.

With its partners in the oneworld alliance, British Airways offers a global network of hundreds of destinations, seamless customer service, and shared benefits for frequent flyers. A full timetable of British Airways’ flights to London and other destinations is available online at ba.com where customers can book, pay and check-in online for their flights.

Published 21 May 2013