June 24, 2019: Royal Jordanian (RJ) extended two of its existing codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, giving its customers the option to travel to further destinations.
The expansion of the codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines added four new cities in Turkey to RJ passengers' list of destinations in countries, viz, Dalaman, Antalya, Gaziantep, and Izmir.
Dalaman, Gaziantep, and Izmir are sold in connection with RJ’s Amman-Istanbul flights, while during peak seasons, Dalaman and Antalya are operated directly from Amman, with RJ’s code on Turkish flights.
Meanwhile, the expanded codeshare partnership between RJ and Qatar Airways has added Nairobi to RJ’s route network. RJ now puts its code on QR-operated flights on the sector Doha-Nairobi.
Under the agreement with Qatar Airways, RJ has been selling seats to Muscat, Karachi, Lahore, Dhaka, Singapore, Perth, Colombo, and Johannesburg via Doha on board QR flights.
RJ President and CEO Stefan Pichler said, “Through codesharing with other carriers, we aim to synchronise our schedules to reduce layovers and longer waiting times at airports, making our guests’ travel experience hassle-free.”
Codeshare agreements with global airlines are part of RJ’s turnaround plan, which endeavours to constantly improve passenger services and enhance competitiveness at regional and global levels.
RJ’s codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways have been in place since 2015. Besides these two carriers, RJ has 13 other codeshare agreements with - American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Etihad Airways, Siberia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Middle East Airlines, Alitalia, Tarom, Tunis Air, Gulf Air, and SNCF Mobilites.