New direct London to Aqaba flight this winter…

31.08.18 - By Oliver

A new direct flight from London to Aqaba in the south of Jordan is to commence this November making holidays to Jordan even more accesisble for luxury holidays with a flight time of only 5 hours!

Located on the Red Sea, Aqaba is a good option for a winter-sun holiday and also a good base to visit the famous Lost City of Petra, located under 2hrs away by road.

The historic Port City on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba boasts beaches, premier snorkeling and scuba diving, and unbeatable access to Jordan’s south, where highlights include the famous ancient city of Petra and the spectacular desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

Aqaba has been transformed in recent years with billion-dollar development in two new resorts – Ayla and Saraya Aqaba – that welcome holidaymakers with new four and five-star hotels, activity experiences, a marina, restaurants and beach clubs. With average high temperatures reaching above 20 degrees during the winter months, and additional developments including Jordan’s first 18-hole Championship Golf course, a professional-quality wake-boarding park, and the region’s first water park, Aqaba is fast becoming the region’s leading winter sun destination.

Visitor numbers to Jordan from the UK have grown in recent years following the launch of the Jordan Trail, a nation-long walking trail showcasing the diverse range of experiences the country has to offer, and the resurgence of consumer confidence in the destination. UK visitor numbers increased by 6 per cent in 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

Aqaba is located in the far south of Jordan, less than five hours flying time from the UK. Aqaba International Airport is situated just 20 minutes from the centre of Aqaba, with both new resorts an equally short journey away. The red-rose city of Petra, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, is just a two-hour drive, making it an accessible day trip, while the Unesco World Heritage landscape of Wadi Rum is even closer, meaning travellers can combine relaxing days with exploring some of the world-famous experiences Jordan has to offer.

The service commences on the 10 November on Saturdays with a frequency of 1 flight per week through to the 23 March.

To book your luxury holiday to Aqaba in Jordan call us on 01543 261550 or email