Israel’s new airport puts Petra in Jordan and Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera on region’s travel map

The opening of an airport serving the southern Israeli city of Eilat this month brings up some interesting options for potential visitors to the region. Replacing the civilian and military Ovda Airport 60km to the north of Eilat, and the city’s small domestic downtown airport, Ramon Airport is also being promoted as a gateway to southern Jordan, including Petra and Wadi Rum – as well as Taba, at the northern end of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. Shuttle buses are expected to operate…

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