A Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement was signed on 15 December 2010. In November 2007, the Council of the European Union adopted a Decision authorising the European Commission to open negotiations with Jordan on a Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement, as part of the process of creating a wider Common Aviation Area with its eastern and southern neighbours.
This agreement opens the respective markets and integrates Jordan into a Common Aviation Area with the EU. As a result of the agreement, Jordan has to harmonise its legislation with European standards and implement EU aviation rules in areas such as aviation safety, security, environment, consumer protection, air traffic management, competition issues and social aspects.
This agreements enable all EU airlines to operate direct flights to Jordan from anywhere in the EU and vice-versa for Jordanian carriers. Cross-investments between Jordan and Europe are encouraged allowing any EU carriers to set up a subsidiary in Jordan and vice-versa. It removes all restrictions on prices, routes and quotas of flights between Jordan and the EU.
Decision of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States on the signature and provisional application of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 15 October 2010