Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced that as per the company’s operating plan this year, the airline decided to suspend running flights to a number of cities on the route network. As shown in the company’s 2013 operating results, these routes proved to be infeasible as number of passengers from/to these destinations has declined.
The airline will suspend operations to Alexandria starting with April and to Colombo and Milan the month after.
The airline mentioned that it constantly reviews its route network and studies the stations in order to assess economic feasibility of each destination. In addition, the market share plays a big role in such decision, in light of the fierce competition witnessed by the air transport industry on a regional and international level.
On the other hand, RJ conducts its studies to enter new markets and add cities to its routes, particularly that it is awaiting the arrival of its fleet of the Boeing 787s slated to start joining effective June this year, replacing RJ’s long-haul A340s and A330s. This year will the airline will receive five Boeing 787s out of 11; the rest will continue joining the fleet throughout the coming three years.