American Airlines today announced it has applied to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with Royal Jordanian Airlines . The application proposes that codesharing operations begin on March 25, 2007.
Under the proposal, Royal Jordanian would place its RJ designator code on 15 of American’s key domestic routes out of both New York’s JFK International Airport, as well as to and from American’s hub at Chicago O’Hare International A irport .
In turn, American would place its AA designator code on Royal Jordanian flights to Amman, Jordan, from Chicago, New York, London, Paris, and Frankfurt. Other codeshared flights on Royal Jordanian would include flights from Amman, Jordan, to Aqaba, Jordan, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“Royal Jordanian is a high-quality, world-class airline that will provide our passengers and shippers additional choices and convenient service to Jordan and elsewhere in the Middle East,” said Henry Joyner, American’s Senior Vice President - Planning. “In 2007 Royal Jordanian will also become a member of the oneworld Alliance and all that it offers to customers throughout the world.”
Joyner noted that American is a founding member of the global oneworld Alliance.