Royal Jordanian is modifying its route network to North America. The Amman-based oneworld airline currently operates to four destinations in North America, but a fifth destination will soon be added.
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Royal Jordanian modifies North America routes
For contest, historically Royal Jordanian has operated to the following destinations in North America, using Boeing 787-8 aircraft:
- New York (JFK)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Montreal (YUL)
- Detroit (DTW), as a tag flight to the Montreal service
This will be changing going forward, as Royal Jordanian will be launching nonstop flights to Detroit, and the Montreal service will get a tag flight to Toronto (YYZ), rather than a tag flight to Detroit.
Royal Jordanian’s Detroit route goes nonstop
As of May 24, 2022, Royal Jordanian will launch nonstop flights between Amman (AMM) and Detroit (DTW), meaning this flight will no longer route via Montreal (YUL). This flight will operate up to 4x weekly with the following schedule:
RJ271 Amman to Detroit departing 10:15AM arriving 3:35PM
RJ272 Detroit to Amman departing 9:00PM arriving 3:00PM (+1 day)
The 6,055-mile flight is blocked at 12hr20min westbound and 11hr eastbound. Royal Jordanian will continue to use a Boeing 787-8 for this route. For what it’s worth, Royal Jordanian never sold the Montreal to Detroit route as a fifth freedom service, so you couldn’t fly the airline exclusively within North America.
Royal Jordanian adds route to Toronto
As of June 2, 2022, Royal Jordanian will add service to Toronto. Specifically, the carrier’s existing route between Amman (AMM) and Montreal (YUL) will continue to Toronto (YYZ). This flight will operate up to 3x weekly with the following schedule:
RJ269 Amman to Montreal departing 10:45AM arriving 3:05PM
RJ269 Montreal to Toronto departing 4:05PM arriving 5:35PM (+1 day)
RJ270 Toronto to Montreal departing 7:50PM arriving 9:10PM
RJ270 Montreal to Amman departing 10:10PM arriving 3:30PM (+1 day)
The entire journey covers a distance of 5,857 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 13hr50min westbound and 12hr40 eastbound. Royal Jordanian will use a Boeing 787-8 for this route as well.
Royal Jordanian is expanding its route network to North America. While the carrier’s Detroit service used to be operated via Montreal, that route will soon be operated nonstop. On top of that, service will be added to Toronto via Montreal.
While Royal Jordanian doesn’t have that great of an onboard product, this is a convenient option for oneworld travelers headed to the Middle East and beyond…
What do you make of Royal Jordanian’s North America route changes?