Wednesday 18, November 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Turkish Airlines has signed a partnership agreement with the Petra Development and Tourism Authority in the presence of Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the Chief Commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Authority, Ahmet Olmustur, Turkish Airline’s Chief Marketing Officer, and other senior management from across the Middle East and the airline’s offices in Amman and Aqaba. The agreement was signed in front of Petra’s famous ‘Treasury’ – its most impressive 2000 year old rock-cut tomb – further symbolising the importance of the friendly ties between the two prestigious entities.

Upon visiting Petra, Turkish Airlines passengers will now receive a 15% discount on entry tickets into Jordan’s most unique heritage site by submitting their boarding passes. Turkish Airlines will also be promoted at the entry of the Petra Visitor Centre by the Jordanian authorities. In exchange, Turkey’s national flag carrier will give special discounts to tour agents for events organised in other countries by the Petra Development and Tourism Authority.

Olmustur said, “Turkish Airlines will work to promote Petra as one of the new seven wonders of the world through various channels. We plan to support this historic destination by promoting Petra through our internal channels, and Skylife, our inflight magazine. The airline will also promote the city in its external communications by supporting their marketing and development projects*.”

As the partnership unfolds, Turkish Airlines and Petra Authority will participate in international tourism fairs together. They will invite and host agencies, press, and public figures from other countries across the world to promote the beauty of Petra.

Turkish Airlines has 14 weekly flights from Amman and 4 flights from Aqaba.