DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Royal Jordanian and Boeing announced an order for four 787 Dreamliner jets bringing their 787-9 backlog to six. Building on a current fleet of seven 787-8 Dreamliners, the addition of another member of the 787 Dreamliner family will enable the airline to fly more passengers and cargo farther.
“Our decision to add the 787-9 Dreamliners to our fleet is a testament to our dedication to providing an unparalleled travel experience. This move aligns seamlessly with our broader strategy of fleet modernization, emphasizing fuel efficiency, sustainability, and passenger comfort. As we embark on this journey, we are confident that the Dreamliner’s cutting-edge technology will play a pivotal role in elevating our operational capabilities,” said Samer Majali, Vice Chairman/CEO of Royal Jordanian stated. “Royal Jordanian, having been the first in the Middle East to order the 787 over 16 years ago, continues to lead in adopting advancements in aviation. The airline’s current fleet of seven 787-8 Dreamliners has proven successful in connecting Amman to major global destinations. The additional order underscores Royal Jordanian’s forward-looking approach and commitment to meeting the growing demand for long-haul travel.”
Royal Jordanian, the first Middle East airline to order the 787 more than 16 years ago, currently connects Amman to cities in Europe, Asia and North America, including New York, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto.
“This order for additional 787s is a testament to Royal Jordanian’s longstanding commitment to the market-leading capabilities of the Dreamliner,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are confident Royal Jordanian will be able to profitably expand its network and operate a more sustainable fleet with these new fuel-efficient jets.”
Boeing Global Services will also provide modification services for Royal Jordanian’s in-service 787s that will enhance in-flight connectivity for passengers and crew. As part of the agreement, Boeing will perform the engineering work, while supplying kits for the modifications.
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