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RJ operates 448 extra and charter flights to meet summer travel demand

Sep 26,2018 - Last updated at Sep 26,2018

ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJ) has operated 448 extra and charter flights since the beginning of this summer, in addition to the airline’s scheduled flights. Between March and August this year, Royal Jordanian ran 239 extra flights and 209 charter flights.

Most of the extra flights operated on the Doha, Jeddah, Madinah Munawwara, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi routes, whereas the charter flights covered tourist attraction cities in the region, like Antalya, Bodrum, Sharm El Sheikh and Istanbul, in addition to Tel Aviv, from where RJ carried Hajj and Umrah passengers to Jeddah and Madinah, transiting through Amman.

A breakdown of the figures shows that in August, the airline operated 119 extra and 87 charter flights.

In remarks, RJ President/CEO Stefan Pichler said that RJ runs extra and charter flights in response to the growing demand on travel during the summer, which coincides with the summer vacation and the Eid and Hajj seasons.

RJ annually wet-leases two to three aircraft for short periods of time to cater for the high demand for travel during the peak season, he added. 

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