Royal Jordanian boosts Airbus fleet
Amman, May 28, 2012
Royal Jordanian, the Kingdom's national carrier, said two more single-aisle Airbus aircraft - A321 and A320 - have joined its fleet in line with its expansion programme.
This comes as part of the agreement with the Dublin-based lessor AWAS, reached in early 2011 for replacement of six Airbus A320s and A321s with seven new ones of the same models (including an additional A320), said a statement from the airline.
The replacement is part of RJ’s short- and medium-range fleet renewal program and is meant to enhance efficiency across its network. The first three A320 aircraft joined the fleet last year.
Configured with two cabins, the A320 fleet (named Salt) seats 136 passengers, of which 16 in the crown class cabin. It has a cargo capacity of almost 10 tonnes.
The A321 (named Karak) is configured with two cabins and seats 162 passengers, 20 in the crown class cabin, giving more legroom to J class passengers. It has a cargo capacity of almost 12 tonnes. Both fly about five and a half hours.
The two remaining A321 and A320 aircraft will join the fleet in June and November this year respectively.
The RJ fleet counts 32 planes built according to the latest eco-friendly specifications and serving 60 destinations spanned over four continents, it added.-TradeArabia News Service