Royal Jordanian lands at Stansted as it commences new routes to two UK airports

Stansted Airport Royal Jordanian inaugural flight
Stansted Airport / Tony Pick

Royal Jordanian Airlines has completed its inaugural flight to London-Stansted Airport (STN) as part of two newly announced routes to the United Kingdom.   

The Airbus A319-132 aircraft, registered JY-AYP, touched down at STN on March 3, 2024, after departing Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (AMM). 

From March 6, 2024, the oneworld Alliance member will also commence flights to Manchester Airport (MAN) in another first for the carrier.  

Flights between STN and AMM will run every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, while flights between Manchester and the Jordanian capital will operate three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  

“We are delighted to add another exciting destination to London Stansted’s network, giving our passengers even more choice with a world-class airline. The route will give tourists the opportunity to visit this wonderful country and see the golden triangle, which includes the Wadi Rum desert, Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, and Aqaba, a popular diving site on the Red Sea,” Simon Gorrighan, Stansted’s Aviation Director, said.  

Royal Jordanian Airlines Airbus A319
Stansted Airport / Tony Pick

Royal Jordanian already operates flights from London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Amman. 

“Our new route to London Stansted will make it easier than ever for tourists from the UK to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Promoting and driving tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of our new corporate strategy—as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant by offering improved connectivity to our broader network,” Royal Jordanian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf, said in December 2024.  

As well as expanding into new markets, Royal Jordanian is also focused on adding to its fleet with plans to increase from 24 to 40 aircraft within the next five years. 

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