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Jordanian/Israili Airport At Aqaba  
User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

From Jane's:

Jordan and Israel plan to build joint airport at Aqaba

The Jordanian and Israeli governments are to step up plans to build an international airport at Jordan's Red Sea resort of Aqaba that would serve both countries.

The planned airport at Aqaba will have two terminals - one Jordanian and one Israeli - and will service international carriers.

The project has been in the works for more than a decade, and was revived when Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres, whose portfolio includes development of the Negev Desert region in southern Israel, and Jordan's King Abdullah II, who favours expanding economic ties with Israel, decided to accelerate joint economic projects.

After the peace treaty with Jordan was signed in 1994, it decided to build a new facility with the Jordanians. The project was shelved when the Palestinian intifada erupted in September 2000.

Interesting and suggesting hope...but I can't beleive some radical won't want to go in and blow it up...

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User currently offlineMaxsa From Israel, joined Nov 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

There's hoping that the project will succeed. This weekend I rode a bus to Eilat and saw a plane (presumably RJ Q400) landing in Aqaba. By the way there is a competing project if this one will not succeed to build an airport about 18 kms north of Eilat in Timna, because the current airport has a very short runway and also can free a very pricey land near the Eilat seashore.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19369 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

GJ used to operate into Aqaba from Sharjah. The flight either stopped en route in SSJ or continued to SSJ. I wonder the potential for flights to and from Aqaba.

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User currently offlineMaxsa From Israel, joined Nov 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Currently charters fly to the Ovda military airport north of Eilat, because of the short runway, if the project indeed comes true, the joint airport can receive a lot of the tourist flights, which previously could not reach Eilat and thus also improve Aqaba potential

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 3184 times:

BTW Ovda is the airport that Israel uses to bring down hijacked planes.
It could be useful using inexpensive labor from Jordania instead of labor from Israel.

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 3171 times:

If you Google Earth Eilat/Aqaba it looks like they could easily have an Isreali terminal on the western side of the Aqaba runway, possibly even back across the Israeli border, and keep the Jordanian terminal to the east.

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User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Will the new airport primarily serve charter flights? I doubt any foreign airline will offer scheduled flights to this airport.

User currently offlineMaxsa From Israel, joined Nov 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Why not? First of all if that airport becomes operational all Israir and Arkia domestic service will come there. Also there is quite a lot of demand from France for flights to Eilat. If Jordan will try and market Petra more may be we can see a new Siem Reap here.

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

IAD380, why not? Air Sinai and other airlines could service this airport and not
break the boycott some countries have on Israel.

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

This project won't get final approval so long that the peace process is in tatters......sad reality.

If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

that could be intersting for both Elat and Aqaba

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