Royal Jordanian Airlines’ (Amman) first Boeing 787 had its inaugural flight on September 1 from its base at Queen Alia International Airport to London Heathrow, thus starting its regular operations.
Chairman of the Board/President & CEO Nasser Lozi wished the passengers an enjoyable journey on board the Dreamliner’s first flight from Jordan, and expressed RJ’s delight to have in its fleet the 787, an aircraft that has state-of-the-art features and high specifications.
He said the new addition to the fleet is the first of five that will join the RJ fleet during this year as part of the company’s strategic plan to modernize its long-range fleet of aircraft, replacing the currently operating Airbus A340s and A330s.
With this aircraft that was received on August 27, 2014, Royal Jordanian becomes only the second airline in the Middle East to operate the 787.
The passengers flying to London expressed their excitement to fly onboard the Dreamliner, being one of the most advanced airliners. They also valued Royal Jordanian’s keenness to offer passengers superb in-flight services.
Royal Jordanian is the first airline worldwide to take delivery of a Boeing 787 with the latest Thales in-Flight entertainment system called AVANT. The system offers passengers the next level of in-flight entertainment with 17” touchscreens in Crown and 10.6” touchscreens in Economy Class.
The 787 will provide Royal Jordanian with unrivaled fuel efficiency, using 20 per cent less fuel than today’s similarly sized airplanes. RJ chose to configure its Dreamliner to carry 24 passengers in business class and 246 in economy.
Customers in all classes will experience an improved cabin environment featuring LED mood lighting, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems and reduced noise levels among other features.
Besides, London Heathrow, Royal Jordanian is introducing the new type to Chicago (O’Hare) (staring November 30), Detroit (starting December 1), Dubai (staring October 29), Montreal (starting December 1) and New York (JFK) (starting December 2).
Effective October 26 the company will also fly the new type to Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Bernie Leighton/AirlinersGallery.com. The first, Boeing 787-8 JY-BAA (msn 37983) is pictured being prepared at Paine Field before the hand over.
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