Royal Jordanian to expand fleet

Is the number of new Airbus A330s the Royal Jordanian will add to its fleet in May, to serve its destinations such as London and far East A new Embraer 175 will be added later this year. (SUPPLIED)

Two new Airbus A330s will join the Royal Jordanian fleet on May 21, to serve the airline's London and far East destinations.

This will be followed by the delivery of a new Embraer 175 aircraft, which will be added to the Amman-based airline's fleet in Q4 2010.

The new aircraft will also be operated four times a week to Hong Kong via Bangkok, three times a week to Colombo, and fly daily to London.

Royal Jordanian President and CEO Hussein Dabbas said the two Airbus A330s will fill a crucial gap in the airline's fleet of 29 aircraft, especially in light of delays in the delivery of 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners; handover was initially scheduled to commence in 2011, but will now start two years later. Dabbas also announced that from March 28, Royal Jordanian will launch direct flights to Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Flights will also be resumed to Kuala Lumpur at the beginning of June this year, which the airline stated was a direct result of an increase in tourism and commercial activity to Malaysia from this region. The three weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur will be operated via Bangkok.


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