On December 23, 2015, Royal Jordanian marked the start of a direct regular flight from Amman to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
Royal Jordanian previously operated flights to Jakarta between 1992 and 2002, which were suspended for commercial reasons.
This news represents the carrier’s fourth new destination in 2015, joining Ankara, Tabuk and Najaf.
President and CEO, Royal Jordanian, Captain Suleiman Obeidat enthused that the reopening the Amman-Jakarta route comes at a point where Indonesia is witnessing an increase in air traffic, which therefore indicates healthy economic growth.
Obeidat added that the route will serve those travelling from Jordan and the Levant to Indonesia as well as Indonesian students who study at Jordanian universities.
The route is also of importance to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and for transit passengers who wish to visit Amman in order to connect to the cities on the airline’s network and the destinations of oneworld carriers.
Royal Jordanian will operate to Jakarta, via Kuala Lumpur, three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.