Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) is will launch its first direct flight line between Amman and Khartoum this week. RJ will fly to Khartoum twice a week on Sundays and Fridays, reported Petra. The airline conducted a study earlier this year that showed an increasing demand for flights between the two states.
RJ faced a serious financial crisis in the wake of the September 11 events, and received a generous two billion dollar rescue package from the Jordanian government. The company operates a fleet of 14 planes, including Airbus 310 and 320 planes that fly to 47 destinations. The national carrier is to be restructured into a public shareholding entity under a privatization scheme adopted last February. — (menareport.com)
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