RJ plans more summer flights
Amman, June 7, 2009
Royal Jordanian said it has increased the number of flights to several regional and international destinations on its route network, preparing for the summer season.
The airline is thus catering for the growing demand on travel to and from Jordan, in light of the rising number of tourists and expatriate Jordanians who wish to come to Jordan for their summer vacation.
RJ president/CEO Samer Majali said the company decided to increase the number of flights to more than 20 cities on its route network, regularly operating 55 flights per day.
The move gives passengers better travel options and provides them with more comfort and flexibility in scheduling their trips during the day.
He pointed out that the increase in the frequency of flights did not have an impact on the flight schedule; on the contrary, departures and arrivals are effected professionally, with punctuality.
Majali pointed out that the on-time performance reached 91 per cent this May when compared to 88 per cent in May 2008, marking a 3.5 per cent increase.
He said a number of flights have been increased on several destinations. The operations to Beirut went up from 21 to 28 weekly flights, to Dubai from 14 to 21, to Abu Dhabi from 7 to 14, to Jeddah from 9 to 14 and to Aleppo from 7 to 11 flights per week, he revealed.
Majali said that 3-4 weekly flights were added to other destinations, like Kuwait, Riyadh, Dammam, Bahrain, Aden and Istanbul.
Moreover, RJ is operating daily flights to Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Damascus, Baghdad, Erbil, Bangkok, London, Chicago, Frankfurt and Paris.
He stressed that the company is witnessing a remarkable demand on all RJ sectors during the peak season, particularly in view of RJ's fleet modernization; the company recently introduced 20 newly manufactured aircraft to serve the short- and medium-range routes.
The aircraft provide RJ passengers with different means of comfort and entertainment, the latest enabling passengers to conduct phone calls, send and receive text messages and use Internet applications in the air through smart phones, he pointed out.
The economic crisis did not stop the company from focusing on meeting its passengers' needs and tracking market changes to ensure the best service are offered in the air and on the ground, Majali added.-TradeArabia News Service