Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) has announced plans to introduce a new direct route between Amman, Jordan and Stockholm, Sweden, starting May 29, as part of the airline’s strategic plans to expand its global network and attract new visitors to Jordan. The twice-weekly flights will connect the two cities in just around four to five hours, making it easier for passengers throughout Northern Europe to travel to the Jordanian capital. The new route is part of RJ’s strategy to focus on driving tourism into Jordan and becoming the preferred airline for the Levant region.
Speaking at ITB Berlin—the world’s leading travel trade show—Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf, said, “It is my great pleasure to announce our new route to Stockholm, Sweden, which will make it easier than ever for tourists from Northern Europe and especially from Sweden to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Helping to promote and drive tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of our new strategy—as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant, by offering improved connectivity to our broader network. This newest route is yet another step in line with RJ’s ambitious five-year growth plan, which includes increasing our current fleet of 24 aircraft to more than 40 aircraft in the coming three to five years.”
Royal Jordanian Airlines has recently announced plans to lease up to 40 new narrow-body aircraft as part of its strategic plan to modernize its fleet. The leased aircraft will include a fleet of brand-new Airbus A320neos and E195-E2 Embraer commercial jets.