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New Route of the Day (6 March 2024): Royal Jordanian between Amman and Manchester


Royal Jordanian commenced flights between Amman and Manchester on Wednesday 6 March, marking its second new service to the UK within days. At 3,665-kilomtres, it becomes the Oneworld carrier’s longest European route. Services will be maintained 3-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with a mix of Airbus A320-family aircraft. It faces no competition on the route.

Flight RJ115 departs Amman at 10:30 local time, arriving in Manchester at 13:15 local time. The return service, operating as flight RJ116, begins its return journey at 14:15 local time, touching back down in the Jordanian capital at 22:20 local time.

What they said

Karim Makhlouf, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Jordanian, said: “Our new route to Manchester 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.”

Stephen Turner, Chief Commercial Officer at Manchester Airport, added: “We are thrilled to connect the people of the North to an ever-growing network of destinations. Adding Amman to the list is a fantastic development, opening up a wealth of cultural and geographical experiences for our passengers. We’re excited to see both outbound and inbound travel flourish with this new route. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Jordan to explore all that Manchester and the North West have to offer, while simultaneously providing our passengers with a seamless gateway to discover the wonders of Jordan.”

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Manchester Airport with over a dozen new routes

This year will see Manchester Airport add a number of new destinations to its network portfolio, driven primarily by LCCs and leisure carriers.

easyJet has scheduled the launch of flights to three new seasonal summer destinations, including Bodrum, Reus and Skiathos. Its rival, Ryanair, will launch Reggio Calabria, Dubrovnik, Tangier and Warsaw WMI. plans to introduce services to Bergen and Pula this summer, followed by a winter expansion to places including Agadir, Marrakech, and Berlin. Its leisure counterpart TUI Airways launches flights to Budapest this summer, followed by La Romana and Oslo in the winter. Türkiye’s Southwind Airlines will inaugurate operations to Antalya.

Virgin Atlantic will resume flights between Manchester and Las Vegas for the first time after the pandemic, while Luxair makes its post-pandemic return with flights to Luxembourg.

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