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Royal Jordanian to suspend Muscat operations

Working on a codeshare agreement with Oman Air

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Amman: Royal Jordanian will be suspending its operations between Amman and Muscat, from November 17, 2012, the carrier said on Tuesday.

The airline’s President and CEO, Amer Hadidi, said in a statement that the decision to suspend operations is due to “commercial reasons”.

Royal Jordanian currently operates four weekly flights between the Joradanian and Omani capitals.

He further said that Royal Jordanian and Oman Air are working on concluding a codeshare agreement to enable the Royal Jordanian customers to travel between the two cities under the RJ code.

He added that Oman Air, which operates seven weekly flights en route Muscat-Amman-Muscat, will keep running this service, “whereas seats are to be marketed by both airlines according to the impending agreement”.

The airline chief, however, said that the codesharing will be announced at a later stage. “It reflects the keenness of both carriers to provide the citizens of Jordan and Oman with the best air services, and to offer a direct, regular flight that connects Jordan with the Sultanate of Oman,” he said in the statement, adding that the agreement is also expected to boost revenues for both the airlines.s