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Now on Sale: United’s new flight between Washington D.C. and Amman, Jordan

United has announced that the tickets are now on sale for its new flight between Washington D. C. and Amman, Jordan. United will be only airline to offer flights to Jordan from the United States next year.

Amman, Jordan

Starting 5th May 2022, United will operate 3-weekly flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. The timings of the flights are:

  • Washington D.C.-Amman
  • Departure time: 22:00
  • Arrival time: 15:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: UA525
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Amman-Washington D.C.
  • Departure time: 01:15
  • Arrival time: 06:30
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: UA526
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Flights will be operated by a Boeing B787 Dreamliner featuring lie-flat Polaris Business Class seats, Premium Economy seats, extra-legroom Economy seats and standard Economy seats.

Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of International Network and Alliances, United, said:

We’re expecting next summer to be one of our busiest ever for transatlantic travel, and we know our customers have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to visit unique and memorable international destinations. We’re thrilled to make it easier for more travelers to have the chance to swim in the Red Sea, visit the Wadi Rum desert and simply experience Jordan’s vibrant history and culture.

Dina Kawar, Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States, said:

United Airlines’ launch of non-stop service between Amman and Washington D.C. will further the close economic and cultural ties between Jordan and the United States. We look forward to many years of success, and the boost to Jordan’s tourism economy this new service will bring, and we will remain committed to ensuring the success of this new route into Amman.

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Henry T. Wooster, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, said:

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is committed to supporting U.S. investment in Jordan and the promotion of U.S.-Jordan relations. We welcome the announcement of this new flight as it will further expand the opportunities for Americans and Jordanians to connect our cultures and promote tourism and economic opportunities.

Transatlantic expansion

United is planning to fly its largest transatlantic schedule in its history next summer with nonstop flights to 30 European destinations, which will be more than any other North American carrier. United is adding additional flights to Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich and Rome; and will launch several routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic including Frankfurt, Nice and Zurich. The airline also recently announced the addition of five new flights to London Heathrow.

The Chicago-based airline says that its new capital-to-capital service to Amman builds upon recent transatlantic growth in Washington D.C., including the first ever nonstop to Lagos, Nigeria launching at the end of this month.

Carl Schultz, Acting Vice President of Airline Business Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said:

United Airlines’ nonstop flight from Washington, D.C., to Amman will serve as an important new gateway between our nations’ capitals, catering to both business and leisure passengers on the brand-new route. We look forward to adding yet another option for our customers in the National Capital Region as we continue to diversify our growing line-up of international destinations.

Meanwhile, United recently announced that it will resume flights to Singapore in January 2022 as part of Singaporean Government’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).

Featured image by United

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