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RJ leases three aircraft to handle increased summer demand

30 May 2018

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has leased three aircraft for a limited period in response to the “remarkable” growth in demand on bookings during the peak season of Ramadan, which usually sees huge traffic to and from Jordan as well as growth in transit passenger numbers, an RJ statement said.

The three airplanes are wet leased, a common practice taken by global airlines to meet the need to increase their aircraft capacity whereby the lessor provides the aircraft and the crew. Two of the aircraft are A319 leased from the Pakistani Shaheen Air while the third plane is a Boeing 737-300 that RJ leased from the South African Star Air.

RJ President and CEO Stefan Pichler said: “We are keen to meet the high demand for travel on board RJ during this summer season, thus bringing more aircraft into our fleet, dedicated to serve short- to medium-haul routes along with RJ’s current airliners.

The three wet-leased aircraft, different in design and configuration, comply with the highest international service and technical standards.” He stressed that passengers on these aircraft will enjoy the same services RJ offers on its fleet.

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