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Royal Jordanian to lease A330 due to 787 delay

New aircraft will operate on the long and medium range routes.
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Royal Jordan is set to continue its fleet modernisation programme, with the delivery of its third Airbus A330, timed to coincide with the phasing out of two A310 aircraft.

With the latest addition, RJ’s fleet will comprise of 32 planes that serve 59 direct destinations.

“This aircraft is being delivered on a long-term operating lease until January 2017, to cover part of the RJ route network in light of the delay in the delivery of the 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which will start joining the fleet in early 2014,” explained Royal Jordanian CEO Hussein Dabbas.

“The aircraft will operate on the long and medium range routes, among which are Colombo and the Nigerian capital, Lagos, a new route which we are planning to open before the end of this year,” he added.

RJ's Airbus A330 is a wide-bodied aircraft that seats 283 passengers, including 24 in Crown class. It holds 15 tonnes of cargo and flies a range of 13,400km non-stop.

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