On Thursday April 6th, Royal Jordanian announced that beginning October 26th, a new direct route between Amman and Brussels Belgium is to start operating. RJ will begin operating twice-weekly flights between the two capital cities allowing passengers to travel from Belgium to Jordan, and vice versa, in just around four to five hours. The new Brussels expansion is part of RJ’s new strategy to focus on tourism into Jordan and becoming the airline of choice for the Levant region.
“Adding Brussels to our ever-expanding network will allow tourists from Belgium to visit Jordan easily and directly,” said Karim Makhlouf, Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer. “Facilitating tourism to the Kingdom is a core focus of RJ’s new strategy—as is our commitment to further developing Amman as the main gateway to the Levant, by offering improved connectivity to our broader network.”
We are thrilled to announce our new route to BrusselsKarim Makhlouf, Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer
In line with the airline’s strategic plan to modernize its narrow-body fleet, Royal Jordanian Airlines recently announced the purchase of 40 new narrow-body aircraft, including a fleet of 30 brand-new Airbus A320neos and E195-E2 Embraer commercial jets. “This new route is yet another step in line with our five-year growth plan, through which we also plan to significantly increase our fleet from 24 aircraft to more than 40 in the next three to five years,” said Makhlouf.
RJ was established in 1963 as the official national airline carrier of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and for the last 60 years, has been an ambassador of goodwill and friendship for the Kingdom, facilitating tourism and trade and providing people across the globe with an introduction to Jordan.
We are very happy to welcome Royal Jordanian Airlines back to Brussels Airport after a 10-year absence.Arnaud Feist, Brussels Airport CEO.
From its hub at Queen Alia International Airport, RJ operates a modern fleet of aircraft that flies to destinations worldwide, via an ever-expanding route network that connects Amman to Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. As a member of the oneworld alliance, RJ and its 13 international airline partners provide a combined travel network that reaches more than 1,000 airports in 170 countries.
“As a modern country with a rich history, Jordan is a true gem and a great destination for a city break,” said Arnaud Feist, Brussels Airport CEO. “The fact that Royal Jordanian Airlines continues to modernize its fleet with energy-efficient aircraft fits perfectly within Brussels Airport’s sustainable development strategy.”