Eilat passengers to land in Jordan

Israeli security guards will escort the buses to and from Israel, while joint Israeli-Jordanian teams will handle security in Aqaba.

Currently the flights will be handled by Arkia and El Al Airlines from Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport or Ben-Gurion Airport, but not from Jerusalem's Atarot Airport, which Jordan doesn't recognize.

Transport ministry officials said the flights would begin with a few each week and would gradually increase in number over a four-month trial period.

If the project succeeds, Israel will build a terminal on its side of the border, next to the Aqaba landing field.