It was finally time for our final of 3 flights, this time to Aqaba (IAD-AMS-AMM-AQA)! My friend and I were tired after over 35 hours of no sleep, so we were pretty excited to get home!

Royal Jordanian Flight 302 Information:

  • Flight: Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) to Aqaba King Hussein International Airport (AQA)
  • Flight Time: 55 minutes
  • Aircraft: Royal Jordanian E-190 (JY-EMG)
  • Seat: 19A (economy, window)
Gate 1 to Aqaba

Gate 1 to Aqaba

There is only one domestic flight inside the country of Jordan, on Royal Jordanian from Amman to Aqaba. There is normally 1 flight in the morning and 1 in the evening, each lasting about 50 minutes. Because of this, there is an entire gate dedicated just to the Aqaba route that is separate from most other parts of the airport. Because our gate (Gate 1) has its own security, there is no access to any duty-free shops or food, other than a small vending machine.

Queen Alia Airport

Queen Alia Airport

Once you’ve passed through security, you begin waiting in the gate area. Once the flight begins boarding, you’re escorted to buses to take you out to the plane, which is on the tarmac. We boarded via air stairs which is always more fun than a typical jetbridge!

The plane was not even half full which was pretty amazing. I can’t remember the last time I was on a flight like that!

Here is a video of our takeoff from Amman. More videos like this can be found on my Youtube channel MartinsAviation1:

Since there was no inflight entertainment, I used my iPad with Foreflight and my external SkyPro GPS to make an inflight map. The trip was short and it was completely dark outside, so there wasn’t much to see!

Foreflight to Aqaba

Foreflight to Aqaba

Here are some screenshots from our route:

Descending into Aqaba:

Descending into Aqaba

Descending into Aqaba

Here is the video of our landing in Aqaba:

King Hussein Airport doesn’t see very many flights, so there is no real gate area or jetbridge. You just use airstairs to de-plane.

After a long trip, we were finally home in the Middle East. Best yet, I woke up to this awesome view of the Red Sea, Aqaba (Jordan), Eilat (Israel), and Taba (Egypt), all in one view!


Thanks for reading and watching!
-Swayne Martin
Twitter: @MartinsAviation

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