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Royal Jordanian introduces new Airbus A321 and A320

Aircraft are part of agreement with Dublin-based lessor AWAS in 2011.
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Royal Jordanian has received the fourth and fifth of seven new single-aisle aircraft as part of an agreement with the Dublin-based lessor AWAS in early 2011.

The Airbus A321 and A320 - named Karak and Salt respectively – are part of a fleet renewal plan to replace six Airbus A320s and A321s with seven new ones of the same models (including an additional A320). The first three A320 aircraft joined the fleet last year.

Configured with two cabins, Salt seats 136 passengers, of which 16 in the Crown Class cabin. It has a cargo capacity of almost 10 tonnes.

The A321 (Karak) is configured with two cabins and seats 162 passengers, 20 in the Crown Class cabin, giving more legroom to J class passengers. It has a cargo capacity of almost 12 tonnes.

“Along with the other aircraft in the fleet, these two airplanes exemplify the standards that Royal Jordanian has set to ensure the operating efficiency of its fleet,” stated a press release from the national carrier. “The two remaining A321 and A320 aircraft will join the fleet in June and November this year respectively.”

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