That is not the first time Hungary’s low-cost airline, Wizz Air, offers flights for an advantageous price from Budapest. The company sells tickets to Aqaba, the only coastal city in Jordan near the Red Sea. Furthermore, you can book a ticket for that reduced price for the whole winter. Below you may find the details.
The pricing team of Wizz Air sometimes calculates strange ticket costs, okosutas.hu says. Now a ticket to Aqaba, Jordan, costs only EUR 9.99, which they converted to HUF 4,290 on Thursday when the forint was around 400 HUF/EUR. However, even though the exchange rate of the Wizz Air is terrible, the ticket price is by all means favourable for everybody planning to travel during the winter to the 40 °C port city.
Interestingly, Wizz Air kept the price of autumn flights at 40 EUR. They did not reduce it even if their plane was only half-booked. Now they decided to do the opposite and offer cheap flights there. Furthermore, they still have to pay the government’s excess profits tax, which the Ryanair’s CEO called madness.
In Aqaba, 30 °C in mid-January is not exceptional, and the weather is fine. If there, you should not miss a two-day trip to Petra or the Wadi Rum desert. On the other side of the border, there is Eilat (Israel), and you can travel there from Vienna for a reduced price. However, that is much higher than Wizz Air. Prices are considerably higher in Israel than in Jordan, but quality, too.