The introduction of new, next-gen narrowbodies, and separate ongoing talks to bolster its widebody fleet, have been revealed by the flag carrier.
Meanwhile, Royal Jordanian vice chairman and CEO, Samer Majali, confirmed “negotiations with Boeing are currently taking place” regarding the increase of its Dreamliner fleet from seven to 11 examples in the years to come.
Currently, while the Amman-based airline possesses only the 787-8 variant, Majali added the larger -9 and -10 models are being evaluated “as the potential growth aircraft in addition to the replacement of the current fleet in due course”.
Finally, the Jordanian flag carrier says it will “soon” announce selection of a new regional aircraft type, which is expected to be introduced to its fleet beginning from the second half of 2023. This comes as the airline seeks flexibility, including to grow frequencies to all primary and secondary destinations in the region and to explore new routes. At present, the airline has four Embraer E-jets (a pair each of E175-E1s and larger E195-E1s).
According to Royal Jordanian, over the next three- to five-year period, its total fleet size is projected to reach more than 40 aircraft – up from the existing 24-strong contingent.