At the end of his visit to Jordan, Croatian President Stjepan Mesić met senior managers of the Jordan Aviation company in Amman. The airline was established in 1998 and began to operate in 2000 with two passenger aircraft and 14 employees. Today it employs 650 people and owns 14 aircraft.
It is one of the few airlines in the world licensed to transport UN peacekeeping troops. Jordan Aviation is very interested in using Osijek's airport for its operations, so the mayor of this eastern Croatian city, Gordan Matković, also attended today's meeting.
Since the Jordanian airline is expanding its operations to other areas, today in the presence of President Mesić it signed an agreement with Croatian oil company for the exploration of an oil field in Jordan.
During subsequent talks between President Mesić and the Jordanian energy minister, INA was invited to apply for a tender for oil exploration near the Iraqi border.