Royal Jordanian has been confirmed as the customer for two of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners.Royal Jordanian is the first Middle East airline to announce an order for Boeing’s 787. The airline plans to confirm the purchase of its two outstanding options before the end of the year. The airline also intends to take an additional eight Boeing 787s on lease.
Royal Jordanian’s President and CEO, Eng. Samer A. Majali, said that the strategic decision to purchase Boeing’s revolutionary twin-aisle jet positions the airline to achieve its plans for continued growth and increased profitability.
“Looking to our plans for future growth, we see the superior economics and unique passenger comfort features of the 787 bringing even greater recognition to Royal Jordanian as we fulfill our commitment to provide world-class service to our passengers,” Majali said.
Royal Jordanian was created in 1963 by a Royal Decree issued by His Majesty the late King Hussein, who was also known to be an excellent pilot. In 2006, Royal Jordanian received Air Transport World’s Phoenix award in recognition of the airline having gone through a major transformation of its strategy and operations, resulting in consecutive years of profitable growth. Royal Jordanian also received a merit award from The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) for 2006 Airline Turnaround of the Year.
Earlier this year, Royal Jordanian became a member of the oneworld airline alliance, offering even more extensive connectivity and flight options to its passengers. The airline also continues to experience successive annual growth, with passenger loads showing a 20% increase over 2006.