Royal Jordanian Airline
The national flag carrier of Jordan, Royal Jordanian, was founded in the year 1963. Initially, the airline only had three aircrafts in its fleet and served only three destinations within the boundary of Jordan. The carrier has made a massive progress since its inception and currently boasts of a fleet of over 30 aircrafts, serving nearly 60 locations around the world. It is also a reputed member of the global oneworld alliance, which lets it serve an array of locations all across the globe. Royal Jordanian flights are also known for superior hospitality, low air fare and extensive menu. The schedule of airlines include many Asian, African, European and Middle-East destinations. Royal Jordanian operates from the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), which is situated nearby Amman and is easily commutable. The carrier also offers online booking service, using which passengers can book air tickets from practically anywhere in the world. With the help of its crew, impressive fleet and excellent hospitality, Royal Jordanian is dedicated to provide comfort to its passengers. Moreover, the airline is looking forward to expand its network in the near future and delight passengers across the globe. - Less... + More
Destination & Services
Royal Jordanian, the national flag carrier of Jordan, is a member of the reputed oneworld alliance that lets it serves major destinations across all six continents. In the Middle-East, Royal Jordanian flights serve Aberdeen, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Bahrain and Istanbul, to name a few. Among American destinations, the airline offers air tickets to San Francisco, Washington DC and Los Angeles, among others. In Europe, Royal Jordanian flies to London, Manchester, Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, Vienna and Prague. The airline is known for comprehensive route network and low air fare. Moreover, passengers can avail tickets by online booking facility, which has made ticketing procedure easy. Royal Jordanian covers many international destinations in its schedule of flights, such as St. Louis, Stockholm, Warsaw, Tripoli, Zurich, Nairobi, New Castle and Nashville, to list a few. Besides being the member of oneworld alliance, the airline has codesharing agreement with many airlines. Some of the codesharing partners of Royal Jordanian are British Airways, S7 Airlines, Airberlin, American Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. This alliance helps Royal Jordanian to benefit from the route network of other airlines. Therefore, it is no wonder that Royal Jordanian is one of the preferred carriers, among all. - Less... + More
In order to meet passenger’s expectations from Royal Jordanian, the airline offers an impressive fleet of 32 aircrafts that are synonymous with comfort. Its fleet includes Airbus A340 (North America), A330 (Europe and Asia), A321 (regional and European routes), A320 (Middle East and Europe) and A319 (Levant and to Europe). The airlines also boast of Embraer 195 and Embraer 175 that operate within Levant region. With a motive to offer the best air travel experience to its passengers, the airline keeps upgrading its flights. In this direction, it has also placed order for 11 state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are expected to be delivered in 2014.
Awards & Recognition
For low cost air travel and distinguished services, Royal Jordanian has been bestowed with many industry and customer satisfaction awards. The airlines bagged the Airline of the Year for 2010 by Arabian Business magazine; Air Cargo Award of Excellence in the Air Carrier category by Chicago-based Air Cargo World magazine; and Punctuality Award for 2009 in the Intercontinental category of Schiphol Aviation Awards (Amsterdam Airport).
Royal Jordanian Airline History
Royal Jordanian, the erstwhile Alia, was established on 9th December 1963 by His Majesty King Hussein. Within a week, on 15th December, the airlines started its operations. In 1965, it offered its first weekly flight to Europe (Rome) and a year later, it became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In 1971, it added two Boeing 707 and in 1974, it added Boeing 727, and since then it has been upgrading its fleet regularly. In 1975, Alia became the proud employer of the first Jordanian female flight engineer, who was also the first Arab woman to be a part of a crew member. In 1986, Alia was rechristened as Royal Jordanian that offers cheap flights on global routes. Within a decade, in 1996, its services extended to 48 cities across 4 continents. In 2007, it became a part of the Oneworld Alliance, about a decade after it had signed its first Codeshare Agreement, which proves beneficial for Royal Jordanian’s passengers.