The delegations of the European Union and of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have initialled at technical level on 17th of March 2010 in Amman a Euro Mediterranean Aviation Agreement which will open up the respective markets, strengthen cooperation and offer new opportunities for consumers and operators.
The Aviation Agreement will allow the progressive implementation of common standards in the field of air transport in view to reaching the highest level of safety, security, consumer protection, environment or air transport management. The Agreement will permit the air carriers of both sides to provide air services from any points in Europe, Jordan and even other Mediterranean partners without any restrictions regarding to fares and capacities. In that perspective, the Euro Mediterranean Aviation agreement will provide significant impetus towards strengthening aviation relations between the EU and Jordan. Welcoming the Agreement, Vice President Siim Kallas, Commissioner responsible for mobility and transport said: "After two years of negotiations, Jordan becomes the very first country of the near east concluding with the European Union such a comprehensive Aviation Agreement. This Agreement will boost the overall economic, trade and tourism relations between Jordan and the EU. We expect new routes to be created and newcomers to enter the market, allowing better and cheaper flights for the citizens on both sides. After the successful implementation of a similar treaty with Morocco, this new agreement, in line with the Road Map developed by Euromed Aviation, is paving the way towards the Euro-Mediterranean Common Aviation Area (EMCAA).