Royal Jordanian adds 8 new aircraft to join its fleet

Royal Jordanian Airlines  RJ
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AMMAN — Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Royal Jordanian Airlines, Samer Majali, said on Thursday that the company has signed an agreement to acquire 8 new aircrafts to join its fleet.اضافة اعلان

He added that six of these aircrafts will be leased operationally for a period of 12 years and will be returned at the end of the contracted period.

Two aircrafts were purchased from Embraer aircraft manufacturing company, and the purchase was financed by banks and foreign companies owned by RJ.

Used for short-term hauls
He continued, "The first two aircraft will be put into service in December 2023, and three aircraft will be received during the next year." He explained that the new aircraft will be used for short-haul flights to the Gulf Arab countries, Turkey, and Iraq.

Meanwhile, Azorra, the aircraft leasing company, had previously stated in a statement that the value of the aircraft deal amounted to $635 million.

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, said in a statement that six aircrafts will be delivered based on a confirmed order submitted by Azorra, while the other two aircraft will be delivered based on an order submitted by RJ.

The deal includes four aircrafts of the "E190-E2" model and four aircrafts of the "E195-E2" model.

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