RJ to launch services to Lagos, Accra
Amman, July 2, 2013
Royal Jordanian (RJ), the kingdom’s flag carrier, will launch a regular service between Amman and each of Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria and Accra, the capital of Ghana starting tomorrow (July 3).
The new additions will raise the number of the RJ destinations to 61 spanned over four continents.
Connecting Amman with these two African cities is bound to attract large numbers of passengers, particularly Muslim pilgrims who wish to continue their flights to Saudi Arabia to conduct Hajj and Umrah, and those who like to visit the shrines and tombs of Prophet Mohammad’s companions before they proceed on their religious journey, an RJ statement said.
The service will also transport Christian pilgrims who come to Jordan to visit the Baptism site and other Christian holy sites in Jordan and the Middle East.
This new route will serve several types of tourism, such as medical, and movement of goods.
Moreover, the Lagos/Accra flight will also connect other RJ routes, for passengers transiting via Queen Alia International Airport on their way to Jeddah, Madinah Munawarah, Dubai, Beirut, Delhi and others.
The airline will operate the route (Amman-Lagos-Accra-Lagos-Amman) twice weekly with its wide-bodied, 280-seat Airbus A330s on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Nigeria and Ghana have a high population of Muslims and Christians: an estimated 165 million people in Nigeria and 25 million in Ghana. Lagos is the main industrial and commercial pillar of Nigeria, having huge economic and natural resources, such as natural gas, oil, coal, wood and water. – TradeArabia News Service