Middle East

Royal Jordanian re-routes its flight between Amman and Beirut to avoid Syrian airspace

Tis Meyer / Planepics.org

Royal Jordanian Airlines has stopped flying over Syrian airspace and changed the route of its operations between Amman and Beirut to ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft.

Royal Jordanian President and CEO Amer Hadidi said that the flight from Amman to Beirut now heads to the southern of Jordan, into the Egyptian airspace and then over the Mediterranean Sea before landing in Beirut.

Hadidi said this move reflects the airline’s commitment to the safety of passengers and security of operations, even though this procedure involves additional costs to the company. He pointed out that as a result, the duration of the Amman-Beirut flight increased from one hour to one hour and 45 minutes, either way.

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