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Royal Jordanian to operate first flight to Jakarta tomorrow

Tis Meyer / Planepics.org

Royal Jordanian inaugurates its new direct regular route from Amman to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, tomorrow, December 23, 2015.

Jakarta is Royal Jordanian’s fourth new destination in 2015; the airline started operating to Ankara, on December 8, and to Tabuk and Najaf earlier this year.

President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat said:

“Reopening the Amman-Jakarta route comes at a time when Indonesia witnesses an increasingly remarkable air traffic, which indicates economic growth; Indonesia is the 17th largest economy worldwide”.

Royal Jordanian operated flights to Jakarta between 1992 and 2002, but were suspended for commercial reasons.

Captain Obeidat said that this route is bound to carry tourists from Jordan and the Levant to Indonesia and from there transport Indonesian students who study at Jordanian universities. The route will also serve the Indonesian labor force, cargo and business traffic.

Captain Obeidat added that the feasibility studies conducted by Royal Jordanian showed that this route is important for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and for transit passengers who come to Amman in order to connect to the cities served by RJ network and that of oneworld carriers.

Royal Jordanian will operate to Jakarta, via Kuala Lumpur, three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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