Royal Jordanian partners with CNN

27th Feb 2006

Royal Jordanian is adding CNN programming in-flight, in a bid to provide optimal passenger convenience onboard its fleet of 21 aircraft.Royal Jordanian is the first airline in the Middle East to introduce CNN channel in its in-flight entertainment system and the first airline in the region to offer the monthly feature program, ‘Inside the Middle East’ to its passengers.

Further CNN co-branded channels will also be on offer, adding to the range of news and information offered to international air travelers.

The service includes a range of CNN’s feature programs, ranging from those covering technology and the environment to lifestyle and design programs.

A CNN anchor introduces the shows on offer with a personalized greeting. The total line-up on offer to Royal Jordanian passengers will be a selection of programs that includes ‘Inside the Middle East’, ‘CNN Business Traveller’, ‘Global Office’, ‘Global Challenges’, ‘Design 360’ and the latest addition to CNN’s feature programs, ‘Art of Life’.

‘Under the modernization process, the airline offers all its passengers audio and video on demand (AVOD) services onboard the modern newly-manufactured aircraft, which will continue joining the fleet within the year. RJ is the first airline to line-fit entire Airbus 320/321 with AVOD, marking a milestone in in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. We are delighted to have CNN as one of the channels we will be offering our passengers with the launch of this new premium service,’ said the CEO of Royal Jordanian, Samer Majali.


The Royal Jordanian system includes 10.4’ displays in business class and 8.4’ displays in economy. In-seat power and noise canceling technology are also available at every seat. This means that each passenger can now enjoy watching his/her favorite program on a special screen installed on every business and economy seat.


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