Royal Jordanian to start regular cargo route to Frankfurt on April 7

Press release
Published April 3rd, 2013 - 05:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian will commence operating direct, regular cargo flights between Amman and Frankfurt starting April 7 this year. Initially, the airline will run one flight weekly. At the beginning of May, RJ will add another flight per week, and plans to reach three in 2014.

VP Cargo Sales and Services Muath Majali said the feasibility study RJ conducted for the German market revealed the importance of a cargo route connecting Amman and Frankfurt. He stressed that the route will support Jordanian exports of fruits, vegetables and medicine to the German market. It is also bound to support the national economy by stimulating cooperation and understanding partnerships between Jordan and Germany, in addition to boosting the trade volume between them.

Majali stressed that this route will enhance the movement of transit cargo destined for Germany via Amman, coming mainly from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi and the Arab Gulf on RJ passengers’ aircraft. This cargo service between Jordan and Germany will also serve German exports, including car spare parts, construction tools, industrial and printing equipment and industrial kits to Jordan and the region, in addition to the Far East.

He added that Frankfurt will be a cargo hub for Royal Jordanian in Central Europe, in addition to the airline’s two other hubs in Europe: Maastricht and Vienna. He said that adding this destination to the airline’s cargo route network will help increase the total earnings from freighting services, which reached JD74.5 million last year, amounting to 9 % of the total revenues of the company — JD802 million in 2012.

Majali stressed that Royal Jordanian provided all reasons for the success of this vital route, and selected an efficient cargo agent in Frankfurt to work side by side with the company to enhance the sales and promote the cargo services from Frankfurt to Amman. He added that the airline intends to operate a regular cargo route between Amman and Mumbai in early 2014 in order to transport Indian goods to Amman and from there on to Frankfurt.

Royal Jordanian dedicates two A310 freighters to serve its cargo short- and medium-haul routes, with a capacity of 36 tons each. The company transports around 55% of its total cargo through its 31 passenger aircraft. The total cargo transported in 2012 weighed more than 54,000 tons, which helped the airline witness a 5% increase in the cargo revenue last year over 2011.

The airline’s cargo route network has eight destinations: London, Vienna, Athens, Larnaca, Algeria and Tel Aviv. RJ operates one regular weekly flight to each destination, whereas it operates four weekly flights to Maastricht and two weekly flights to Baghdad, in addition to running charter flights to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and other destinations around the world.

Background Information

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Jordanian's role as Jordan's national carrier and has been established since 1963. Today, under the invaluable guidance and directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the airline carries out its mission, while continuously modernizing and upgrading its services, renewing its fleet and expanding its route network and operations.

Royal Jordanian operates flights from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Its fleet covers a network of 60 destinations on four continents.

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