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Royal Jordanian to set up operations at Stockholm Arlanda Airport – will launch new direct route to Amman in the Middle East

2023-03-10, kl. 06:00

In late May, for the first time, it will be possible to fly scheduled non-stop service to Jordan from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Royal Jordanian Airlines is setting up operations in Sweden and will meet demand for an air link between Sweden and Jordan when it launches a direct route between the two capitals.

Jordan’s national carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines, is setting up operations in Sweden and for the first time will launch service from Stockholm to the Middle East with a direct route to Amman, the capital of Jordan and the country’s most populous city. This is an unserved route and will be a welcome addition to Arlanda’s range of destinations currently on offer.

Jordan lies to the east of Israel, Palestine and the West Bank, to the south of Syria, to the west of Iraq and to the north of Saudi Arabia. The country’s geographic location connects East and West. Before the pandemic, increased demand was noted for flights between Amman and Stockholm to visit relatives and friends, but there is also growing interest in Jordan as a tourist destination.

”We want to welcome Royal Jordanian Airlines to Sweden and Swedavia Airports with the new route to Amman. The route will be an addition to the existing offer of routes available at Arlanda and it is evident that there is demand from travelers who wish to visit their friends and family in the Middle East, as well as from tourists who wish to discover something new”, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.

“It is my great pleasure to announce our new route to Stockholm, Sweden, which will make it easier than ever for tourists from Northern Europe and especially from Sweden to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Helping to promote and drive tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of our new strategy — as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant, by offering improved connectivity to our broader network. This newest route is yet another step in line with RJ’s ambitious five-year growth plan, which includes increasing our current fleet of 24 aircraft to more than 40 aircraft in the coming three to five years”, says Karim Makhlouf, Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer.

Beginning May 29, 2023, Royal Jordanian will fly the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Amman Queen Alia Airport (AMM) route twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, with an Airbus A320.

Tickets are now on sale at Royal Jordanian.com. For more information about current traffic at Stockholm Arlanda Airport: swedavia.se/arlanda.

About Royal Jordanian Airlines
As the Levant region’s leading carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines aspires to be the airline of choice for connecting Jordan and the Levant with the world. 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’s renowned hospitality and warmth.

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.

Swedavia’s work for net-zero aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious climate work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s climate transition and work and pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year.

Swedavia wants to help passengers reduce the carbon footprint from their journey and contribute to the transition to fossil-free aviation so it is working in collaboration with the Fly Green Fund. Swedavia offers all passengers flying from one of its airports the chance to purchase sustainable aviation fuel for all or part of their journey via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se