United launches new nonstop service from Dulles to Jordan, expands service to Ghana

Starting Tuesday, May 5, United will become the only North American carrier flying directly to Jordan from the U.S. with the start of a new route between Dulles International Airport and Queen Alia International Airport. United will operate flights three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which includes lie-flat United Polaris business class seats with all aisle access and the United Premium Plus cabin.

The capital-to-capital service will allow travelers to more easily explore the numerous historical sites in and around Jordan’s capital city of Amman, as well as to the country’s other top destinations including Petra, the Dead Sea, and the Wadi Rum desert.

“United Airlines’ launch of non-stop service between Amman and Washington D.C. will further the close economic and cultural ties between Jordan and the United States,” said Dina Kawar, Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States. “We look forward to many years of success, and the boost to Jordan’s tourism economy this new service will bring, and we will remain committed to ensuring the success of this new route into Amman.”

The new United flight to Jordon coincides with country’s recent announcement that it will soon introduce a new multi-entry visa valid for five years.

United is also increasing its service to offer daily nonstop flights between Dulles and Accra Kotoka Airport in Ghana beginning May 8. In recent years, Ghana has become the fast-growing travel destination in Africa.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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