United Arab Emirates (UAE) low-cost carrier Air Arabia has taken a 49% stake in Jordanian carrier Petra Airlines and plans to open a new hub at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Sharjah-based Air Arabia has been seeking to start operations in Jordan for some time. Speaking at the Arab Aviation and media Summit in Ras Al Khaimah in September 2013, Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali said that progress on this front was likely to be delayed until the region’s geopolitical situation ...

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