RJ set to begin operations to Misarata
Amman, January 26, 2012
Royal Jordanian (RJ), the national airline of Jordan, will start operating two flights per week between Amman and Misarata starting January 28.
RJ president/CEO Hussein Dabbas said that the company's decision to open a third route between Jordan and Libya - besides Tripoli and Benghazi - is due to the high demand on travel between Misarata and Amman.
This demand is seen particularly from people of Misarata who visit Jordan to receive treatment and various medical services at the Jordanian hospitals, in addition to the growing movement of Jordanian and Libyan businessmen between the two countries.
Dabbas added that Libyans prefer to visit Jordan for medical tourism despite the competition with the European countries. He mentioned that a large number of Libyans are currently being treated in the Jordan.
According to Dabbas, RJ will operate flights to Misarata on Tuesdays and Saturdays, using the Embraer 195 aircraft.
The flight will take off at 7:10am from Amman and lands in Misarata at 11am. It will leave Misarata at noon and arrives in Amman at 3pm.
Royal Jordanian resumed its operations to Tripoli with six weekly flights and to Benghazi with four weekly flights after having had halted the service to both cities for ten months due to the turmoil seen in Libya last year.
The airline thus operates 12 weekly flights between Jordan and Libya with an option of an increase depending on the demand.
Misarata lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea 208 km east of Tripoli. It has a population of 350,000 according to the 2011 statistics and enjoys an agricultural and economical importance. – TradeArabia News Service
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