The Jordanian flag carrier, Royal Jordanian, has announced a new route to the Swedish capital of Stockholm, replacing their previous Scandinavian route to Copenhagen, Denmark.
Launching in late May of this year, the carrier will start operating to Stockholm non-stop, twice weekly, in order to meed demand from the Swedish market.
Earlier this year, Royal Jordanian disclosed their 2023 network growth plans, with one Scandinavian destination targeted for a new route. The carrier has now announced Stockholm will be added to their route network from May 29, replacing their earlier route to Copenhagen.
Scheduled with the Airbus A320 fleet of Royal Jordanian, the carrier will operate two flights per week to the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), in order to meet the current demand for flights to Jordan.
In this case, the departure airport will be Amman Queen Alia Airport (AMM). The two days of the week to be served are set to Mondays and Thursdays.
The route is currently not served by any other airlines and the carrier previously exclaimed their thoughts on Sweden, calling the market quite promising.
On the new route, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia, Elizabeth Axtelius, said: “We want to welcome Royal Jordanian Airlines to Sweden and Swedavia Airports with the new route to Amman.” “
“The route will be an addition to the existing offer of routes available at Arlanda and it is evident that there is demand from travellers who wish to visit their friends and family in the Middle East, as well as from tourists who wish to discover something new”
As for Royal Jordanian, Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf stated: “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”
An overall expansion
The Jordanian flag carrier has earlier revealed an ambitious network growth plan to be seen throughout 2023. This would supposedly also mark the airline’s entrance into new and promising markets, such as Stockholm, Sweden. However, Düsseldorf was also amongst the new markets.
Along with the two new European entries, Royal Jordanian also makes entries into other markets, being Bahrain and Al-Ula (Saudi Arabia)
The airline also announced the plans to resume regular, nonstop services to Algiers from March 16, and seasonal routes to Sharm El Sheikh, Antalya & Trabzon, are set to start in April of this year.
As mentioned, Stockholm becomes a new route of Royal Jordanian, and will enhance the carrier’s presence in the Scandinavian market as well as Sweden. Starting May 29, a twice-weekly service is to be offered between Amman and Stockholm.
As for Düsseldorf, the carrier will commence flights two times per week, after the initial service launches on September 23, this fall. The route is meant to serve a vital German market, given Düsseldorf being an international business and financial center.
These destinations will help the carrier in achieving its Levant strategy and bring tourists to Jordan from European destinations.