Aqaba's King Hussein International Airport reopens following runway incident


Published: 2017-09-18 09:53

Last Updated: 2017-09-18 14:14

Royal Wings said that the plane received minor damages.
Royal Wings said that the plane received minor damages.
Roya News Source

The King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba reopened on Monday morning after being temporarily sealed off from flights following an incident on one of its runways, according to the airport’s manager, Bashar Abu Rumman.

A Royal Wings plane had veered off-course on Sunday morning, leading to the airport’s closure to allow time to move the plane and remove the debris surrounding the runway.

Abu Rumman told Roya that the airport was operating as normal this morning.

Royal Wings said in a statement that the Boeing 737 plane, which had flown in from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, swerved off the runway due to a technical fault, but did not cause any injuries to its 162 passengers and crewmembers.

Royal Wings added that the plane received minor damages.

The JO7888 flight was set to continue its journey to Dubai after a short transit in Aqaba.


This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition