RJ plans to increase fleet to 45 aircrafts and destinations to 60

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AMMAN — Royal Jordanian Airlines CEO Samer Al-Majali revealed that the flag carrier plans to increase the number of its fleet to 45 aircraft, replacing old planes with newer ones in the next five years, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Majali said the plan also envisions increasing the number of destinations to 60, up from the current 35 routes the national carrier operates to various countries worldwide. He said the plan will also be carried out in next five years.

Data by the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission released in late May showed there are 45 aircraft run by different operators in Jordan. Of the total, RJ had 25 aircraft, five of which were owned by the national company and the remainder were leased.

Majali said an increase in fuel prices is the biggest current challenge facing Royal Jordanian, in addition to the taxes levied on travel tickets, which weaken the Kingdom’s airline competitiveness.

He urged the government to reduce the tax on travel tickets, to allow commercial airlines in Jordan to compete with others in the region.

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