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New Route of the Day (3 March 2024): Royal Jordanian between Amman and London STN


Royal Jordanian introduced flights between its Amman hub and London STN on Sunday 3 March. The 3,660-kilometre service will initially be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, increasing to 4-weekly from 5 April with an additional weekly rotation on Fridays. It will deploy a mix of its A320-familly fleet. The carrier faces no competition on the route. Royal Jordanian already serves London LHR on a daily basis with the 787-8 aircraft.

What they said

Karim Makhlouf, Chef Commercial Officer at Royal Jordanian, said: “Our new route to London Stansted will make it easier than ever for tourists from the UK to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Promoting and driving tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of our new corporate strategy – as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant by offering improved connectivity to our broader network.”

Simon Gorrighan, Aviation Director at London Stansted Airport, added: “We are delighted to add another exciting destination to London Stansted’s network, giving our passengers even more choice with a world-class airline. The route will give tourists the opportunity to visit this wonderful country and see the golden triangle, which includes the Wadi Rum desert, Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, and Aqaba, a popular diving site on the Red Sea.”

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Royal Jordanian to expand UK operations

London STN is the first of two new routes in the UK, with the airline introducing a 3-weekly service between Amman and Manchester on 6 March.

This move is in line with Royal Jordanian’s commercial strategy to expand its route network and attract more inbound tourism to Jordan. It plans to to expand its network to 60 destinations and increase its fleet to close to 40 aircraft.

As part of its ambitious five-year growth plan which aims at developing Amman as a tourism destination and transfer hub for the Levant region, Royal Jordanian added a number of new routes to Europe last year, including Antalya and Trabzon in Türkiye, Stockholm ARN, Brussels BRU, and Düsseldorf.

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