Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced that since the beginning of this summer, it has operated 448 extra and charter flights, in addition to the airline´s scheduled flights, to meet travel demand, the company said.
Between March and August this year, Royal Jordanian operated 239 extra flights and 209 charter flights. The majority of the extra flights operated on the Doha, Jeddah, Madinah Munawwara, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi routes; charter flights covered tourist attraction cities like Antalya, Bodrum, Sharm El Sheikh and Istanbul, in addition to Tel Aviv.
In August, the airline reported 119 extra and 87 charter flights; in July, 35 extra and 32 charter flights; and in June 66 extra and 27 charter flights. The remainder of the 448 flights operated in March, April and May 2018.
RJ said it runs extra and charter flights in response to the growing demand on travel during the summer, which coincides with the summer vacation and the Eid and Hajj seasons. RJ annually wet-leases two to three aircraft for short periods of time to cater for the high demand for travel during the peak season. Almost 1.250 million flew aboard RJ aircraft between May and August 2018.
RJ currently operates a fleet of 25 aircraft serving a network of 45 Arab and international destinations directly through almost 500 flights per week.