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Jordan Aviation
JAVlogo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
R5 JAV JORDAN AVIATION
Founded1998
HubsQueen Alia International Airport
Fleet size11
Destinations7
Parent companyPrivately owned by Saudi SWICORP (25%) & Jordanian Businessmen (75%)
HeadquartersAmman, Jordan
Key peopleMoh'd Al-Khashman
Websitewww.jordanaviation.jo

Jordan Aviation (PSC) is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. It operates worldwide charter flights, provides wet lease services to major airlines seeking additional capacity and is also an important provider of air transportation for UN peacekeeping forces. Its main base is Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Amman from where it operates its fleet of Wide Body and Narrow Body aircraft. In addition it has its own MRO which forms part of is Operations & Technical Centre opened in October 2010.

History

The airline was established as a company in 1998 and gained its Air Operators Certificate in 2000 commencing operations in October of that year. The airline started operations with a Boeing 737-400. It launched services from Amman as the first privately owned charter airline in Jordan. Jordan Aviation operates a varied route network with a worldwide AOC. UN Peacekeepers are carried extensively on the various aircraft in the Fleet and the company also is involved in "wet-leasing" aircraft to air carriers who need extra capacity. Holiday Charter Flights are also operated from its bases in Amman.

Jordan Aviation is owned by Mohamed Al-Khashman (President & Chief Executive Officer) and Hazem Alrasekh, and has over 900 employees (as at June 2012). The company has grown considerably, as the fleet listing below shows. An Airbus A330-200 joined the fleet in March 2012 and this will be followed with additional aircraft planned to enter service in the next quarter – an Airbus A320-200 and a Boeing 737-300. Expansion into other market segments is in process.

Following the open sky territory agreement and relaxation of civil aviation regulation in Aqaba, Jordan. The airline shifted its operation to the King Hussein International Airport, the firm launched its inaugural flight from there in 2004. Between 2005 and 2007, Jordan Aviation operated scheduled charter flights from King Hussein International Airport to regional destinations including Kuwait City, Doha, Alexandria, Dubai, Cairo and Manama. Jordan Aviation was also recognized by King Abdullah II as one of the top ten initiatives benefiting the economy of Aqaba.[1]

Destinations

As of February 2021, Jordan Aviation operates to the following destinations:[2]

Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

Fleet

The new Jordan Aviation livery – JY-JAY June 2012
The new Jordan Aviation livery – JY-JAY June 2012
Jordan Aviation Boeing 737-300 wearing a former livery
Jordan Aviation Boeing 737-300 wearing a former livery

The Jordan Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2019:[3][4][5]

Jordan Aviation fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 3 168 168
Airbus A330-200 2 12 42 183 237
Boeing 737-300 3 148 148
Boeing 737-400 1 168 168
Boeing 767-200ER 2 12 235 247
Total 11

References

  1. ^ "Background". www.jordanaviation.jo. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  2. ^ jordanaviation.jo - Book now retrieved 17 February 2021
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 18.
  4. ^ "Our Fleet". jordanaviation.jo.
  5. ^ "Jordan Aviation secures ETOPS clearance for A330". ch-aviation.com. 19 August 2019.

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