Royal Jordanian Plans for Network Growth and Fleet Expansion In 2023

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Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced that it has ambitious network growth plan for this year, which will see the launch of new, promising markets, including Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Manama/Bahrain, and Al-Ula/Saudi Arabia. The airline also plans to resume regular, nonstop services to Algiers starting March 16th. Seasonal routes to Sharm El Sheikh, Antalya, and Trabzon are scheduled to start in April this year.

As part of the airline’s post-covid growth plans and in view of the increasing demand, the company will increase the flight frequencies to various routes.

The service between Amman and Stockholm, starting as of May 29th, will see two weekly flights between the two cities, enhancing RJ’s presence in Sweden and the Scandinavian countries. Also, effective the 23rd of September, the company will commence operating to Düsseldorf with two weekly flights. The new route is meant to serve the vital German market, given that Düsseldorf is an international business and financial center. These destinations will help RJ accomplish its Levant strategy and bring tourists to Jordan from European destinations. Flights to Manama, Bahrain, will figure on the route map again by mid June after being suspended in 2004.

Vice Chairman/CEO Samer Majali said: “Today we are thrilled to announce that we start operating to new destinations that are bound to add value to our air transportation services. The company’s route expansion comes in line with the strategic plan to modernize our narrow-body fleet of aircraft that would serve core destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The fleet renewal plan also includes growing the current fleet of wide-body aircraft, followed by the scheduled replacement of the existing fleet in the near future. We plan to increase the total fleet size from today’s 24 to over 40 aircraft in the coming 3-5 years. This, in turn, supports RJ’s vision to build one of the largest networks in the Levant.”

Mr. Majal added that RJ’s position as the flag carrier of Jordan drives it to support national efforts to place Jordan on the map as a gateway to the Levant by offering improved connectivity to a broader network.  RJ will operate regular seasonal flights to Trabzon and Antalya, Turkey, and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from April until September.

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