Royal Jordanian halts Tripoli flights
Amman, July 14, 2014
Royal Jordanian has suspend its operations between Amman and the Libyan capital Tripoli following the closure of the airport due to fierce clashes.
Halting service to Tripoli raises the number of the destinations that RJ has suspended due to security reasons to five. They are Benghazi, Mosul, Damascus, Aleppo and Tripoli.
Royal Jordanian has suffered big losses as a result of halting these flights, the airline said.
"In 2012 and 2013, RJ incurred losses of JD19.4 million because of suspending service to Damascus and Aleppo and also changing the route of its operations between Amman and Beirut. In addition to the mentioned losses, the airline will witness further losses in the first half of this year because of closing of the five destinations," it said.
Royal Jordanian operated 10 weekly flights to Tripoli, four to Benghazi and two to Mosul.
It also used to serve Damascus 10 times weekly and Aleppo seven times a week. - TradeArabia News Service