New non-stop service gives Washington region another capital-to-capital air connection

United ribbon cutting photo

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority celebrated the launch of United Airlines’ new nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Queen Alia international Airport in Amman, Jordan (AMM), from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Thursday. The new flights, directly linking the capitals of Jordan and the United States, will operate three times a week on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. 
“Amman, Jordan, is the 39th global capital city to be directly connected to the Washington, D.C., region via Dulles International Airport,” said Jack Potter, CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, at the Thursday night inaugural flight. “These capital-to-capital connections are important to our nation and our region, and we are grateful that our partners at United Airlines provide 26 of these 39 connections.” 
Amman becomes the newest among more than 140 nonstop destinations served from Dulles International and the 58th international city with a nonstop connection to the National Capital Region’s gateway to the world. Schedule details of the new flight are as follows: 

Flight schedule

At an event prior to the inaugural flight Thursday evening, officials from the Airports Authority, United Airlines, the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of Jordan joined passengers in celebrating the new service. Traditional Jordanian food and drink were provided, along with a performance of a traditional Jordanian folk dance. 
“We are proud that United is the first airline to offer nonstop service from Washington D.C. to Amman,” said Eddie L. Gordon Jr., United’s managing director of airport operations at Dulles International Airport. “We already offer more flights to more destinations than any other airline at Washington Dulles, and this new route will enrich the international destinations available to our customers from our nation’s capital.”
United Airlines has operated a hub at Dulles International for more than 30 years and has served the National Capital Region for nearly 60 years. United’s Dulles hub currently connects customers to more than 100 nonstop destinations, including convenient service to 11 other capital cities around the world.