Royal Jordanian reveals 2023 network growth plans

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LONDONJordanian flag carrier, Royal Jordanian, have revealed their plans for an extensive network growth in 2023.

The network growth creates the airline’s entrance into multiple new airport, with one Scandinavian airport included in the list.

The expansion

The Jordanian flag carrier has revealed an ambitious network growth plan to be seen throughout 2023, which will also mark the airline’s entrance into new and promising markets, such as Stockholm, Sweden, along with Düsseldorf, Germany.

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.

Royal Jordanian Statement

On the expansion reveal, Vice Chairman & CEO of Royal Jordanian, Samer Majali, said the following:
“Today we are thrilled to announce that we start operating to new destinations that are bound to add value to our air transportation services.”

“The company’s route expansion comes in line with the strategic plan to modernize our narrow-body fleet of aircraft that would serve core destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.”

“The fleet renewal plan also includes growing the current fleet of wide-body aircraft, followed by the scheduled replacement of the existing fleet in the near future.”

“We plan to increase the total fleet size from today’s 24 to over 40 aircraft in the coming 3-5 years. This, in turn, supports RJ’s vision to build one of the largest networks in the Levant,” he concluded.

History back on the map

With this expansion plan, flights to Manama, Bahrain, show a historical return on the Royal Jordanian route-map for the first time since 2004, when flights to the city was suspended.

Starting June, flights to Manama are set to commence, thus making a once historical flight available again, for the Royal Jordanian customers.


Royal Jordanian has not been shy of the spotlight when it comes to expansion. In the past 6 months, the carrier has decided to upgrade and expand its fleet.

It has adding Airbus A320neo aircraft, signing an MoU for 10 Embraer E2-series aircraft, and thereafter considering a Dreamliner fleet expansion.

It appears that Royal Jordanian are ready for what may look like an overall post-Covid expansion and refresher to both the fleet and route network; seeing a greater expansion into promising international markets as well.

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