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Royal Jordanian Airlines will launch new route to Guangzhou in March

By Wang Wen ( Updated: 2016-02-23 14:17

Royal Jordanian Airlines, the flag carrier of Jordan, announced it would inaugurate a new regular route from Amman, capital of Jordan, to Guangzhou, Guangdong province, from March 21.

The carrier will run three flights weekly on the new route and the city of Guangzhou will be its second Chinese destination following Hong Kong.

The new route will arrive at Guangzhou via Bangkok and use wide-body Boeing787 or Airbus 330 aircraft.

"Adding Guangzhou to the route network is in line with the strategy that RJ is now implementing; one of the pillars of this strategy is to review the route network and open new, profitable markets," said Suleiman Obeidat, president and CEO of Royal Jordanian.

Obeidat said Guangzhou, the 56th destination on the carrier's network, will be an added value to the network, meeting the demand of traders and businessmen of the two countries, as well as to tradesmen from different neighboring countries.

Statistics from the Ministry of Commerce showed that the trade volume between China and Jordan was up to $3.63 billion and China is the third largest trading partner of Jordan.

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