RJ to launch new direct service to Iraq
ATP- arab tourism portal- AMMAN, Flag carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) will commence its direct regular service between Amman and Najaf, Iraq, on July 9 – its sixth destination in the region.
Captain Haitham Misto, RJ president/CEO, said that operating flights to Najaf expands the RJ network and strengthens the Levant strategy, which focuses mainly on boosting operations in the Middle East and opening new destinations in order to help the growing air transport within the region.
Misto added that the service between Najaf and Amman will also serve Iraqi passengers transiting though Queen Alia International Airport on their way to destinations beyond Amman, particularly serving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
Passengers can also continue their travel to almost 1,000 destinations served by any of RJ’s partners in the oneworld airline alliance.
RJ will operate two weekly flights to Najaf, raising the number of flights between Jordan and Iraq to 31 weekly, including 12 weekly flights to Baghdad, nine to Erbil and four weekly flights to each of Basra and Sulaymaniyah, in addition to the two halted flights to Mosul.