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King stresses RJ’s role in bolstering Jordan as a tourist destination

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During a visit to the Royal Jordanian Airlines headquarters, His Majesty King Abdullah points to the national carrier’s key role in promoting Jordan as a tourist destination
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday emphasized the role of Royal Jordanian (RJ), as the national carrier, in supporting and revitalizing tourism, pointing out that this will bolster Jordan as a regional and global tourist destination, according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

During a visit to the company’s headquarters, King Abdullah highlighted RJ’s valuable contribution to the tourism sector, describing it as a major driver of economic growth, especially in tourism, transportation, and airfreight.

Acknowledging the impact of the COVID pandemic on the airline industry, His Majesty expressed faith in RJ’s ability to overcome challenges and turn obstacles into opportunities.

For his part, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said RJ was on a path to recovery in 2019 before being negatively impacted by the repercussions of the pandemic, which caused financial losses.

The prime minister also discussed the need to bolster RJ’s role as the national carrier to attract more tourists to Jordan.

RJ Chairman Said Darwazah highlighted the airline’s modern fleet and its routes covering various international destinations, including more than 1,000 airports in 170 countries through the One World Alliance it joined in 2007.

Discussing the airline’s plan for the five upcoming years, RJ CEO Samer Majali said it includes a review of the routes covered, increasing the destinations, as well as upgrading and doubling the fleet and enhancing services.

Majali said RJ in 2021 was able to reduce its losses by 54 percent compared with 2020, and increase its operating revenue by 68 percent to reach JD357 million in 2021, from JD213 million in the previous year.

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