Palestinian Airlines is Back in Business Between Egypt and Jordan
New airline alert! Well kind of, as this carrier has been around before and is just now coming off a pretty long hiatus. Palestinian Airlines used to do its thing around the region, but it stopped all that back in 2005. Now, once again, they’ve got the planes and people ready to re-launch the airline. Thus, Palestinian Airlines is back and in business.
The carrier is starting of small with only like two flights per week, and only a couple of airplanes to their name. They’ll be using Fokker 50s to do their flying, as the plan is to connect Egypt and Jordan with Gazathough they’re really doing their thing to and from El Arish International Airport in Egypt. Obviously they’re taking off with a pretty small fleet and a pretty small plan, but hey it’s a start.
If you’re looking to buy a ticket you might need a little bit of luck, as the carrier’s website is straight out of Geocities. Part of us wonders if they just updated things since they stopped flying seven years ago. There’s no way to purchase a ticket online, so you’re just going to have to dial plenty of digits and order up your seat the old fashioned way. It looks like one-way flights go for between $150 and $200 depending on the fare bucket.
We’re not going to get into the politics of the region—we’re just about the flying over here—but it’s nice to see a new airline no matter its final destination.
[Photo: Abed Dodokh]