Royal Jordanian to suspend flights to 3 destinations
Amman, February 26, 2014
Royal Jordanian, the kingdom’s national carrier, is set to suspend flights to Alexandria, Colombo and Milan, according to its operating plan this year.
The routes proved to be infeasible as the number of passengers to and from these destinations had decline as per the 2013 operating results.
The operations to Alexandria will be suspended from April and to Colombo and Milan in May, said a statement.
The airline pointed out that it constantly reviews its route network and studies the stations in order to assess the economic feasibility of each destination. The set criteria that determine route profitability are the traffic, the operating expenses and the required fleet operated on these routes, besides the market share, it said.
Meanwhile, the carrier has increased the number of flights to 60 of its destinations and reduced the frequency to others, based on last year’s operating results and the opportunities and challenges expected to affect air transportation this year. - TradeArabia News Service