Airlines Royal Jordanian in talks to add 23 aircraft

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Flag carrier Royal Jordanian Airlines plans to acquire 23 narrow-body aircraft, as it eyes further profit growth over the course of its five-year strategy.

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According to aviation media, Royal Jordanian is in talks with aircraft manufacturers over the course of purchasing as many as 23 new aircraft. The carrier seeks to replace and expand its aging fleet of 19 narrow-bodies. Plans are, to move to a single narrow-body fleet in the coming years.

Royal Jordanian is currently in talks with Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and Boeing. The carrier seeks to get the best offer from the suppliers. By the end of September 2018, Royal Jordanian expects to announce with which manufacturer they go.

Lately, the airline has presented its five-year turnaround strategy, which seeks to shrink last year´s accumulated losses. By 2021, the carrier aims to return to the capital market. Beside this, the Amman-based operator wants to add new destinations to its portfolio. The added capacity by establishing new routes and new delivered aircraft is believed to grow the airlines´ profit.

Especially routes from Amman to Europe, the Levant and the US will be expanded.

In April, news emerged that Royal Jordanian eyes a strategic partner. The carrier was linked with a possible LCC acquisition.

Royal Jordanian is the flag carrier airline of Jordan and is headquartered in Amman. Its fleet consists of four Airbus A319s, six Airbus A320s, two Airbus A321s, seven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, as well as three Embraer 175s and two Embraer 195s. Royal Jordanian serves 48 destinations in 30 countries. The airline´s subsidiaries are Royal Wings, Royal Jordanian Cargo and Royal Jordanian Ground Handling.

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