Petra Airlines

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Petra Airlines
Petra Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2005
Commenced operations 2010
Ceased operations 2014
Operating bases Queen Alia International Airport
Secondary hubs Marka International Airport
Focus cities King Hussein International Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 11
Company slogan Enjoy the Journey and the Destination
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Key people Riad Khashman, Chairman and CEO[1]

Petra Airlines was an airline based in Amman, Jordan. The company was founded in 2005 as a subsidiary of RUM Group (which also owned now defunct Air Rum), but acquired its first airplane only in October 2010.[1] The name of the company was derived from the rock cut city of Petra, one of the most famous tourist sights in Jordan.

In early 2011, Petra Airlines began providing charter services to tour operators. In 2012, it upgraded its license to become a scheduled airline.

In January 2015, Air Arabia announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Petra Airlines. The RUM Group retained a 51% stake in the airline, which was then rebranded as Air Arabia Jordan in early 2015. As such, it initially operates 2 Airbus A320 aircraft and there are plans to develop a new hub in Amman.[2]


 Saudi Arabia


Airbus A320 of Petra Airlines at Antalya Airport (July 2011)

The Petra Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft: (as of January 2015).[3]

Petra Airlines
Aircraft Active Inactive Orders Passengers
Airbus A320-100/200 1 1 1 165


  1. ^ a b Logistics Week article on Petra Airlines
  2. ^ "Air Arabia Expands into Jordan". Airliner World: 13. March 2015. 
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