Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced that it will inaugurate a new regular route from Amman to the Chinese city of Guangzhou, also known as Canton, starting March 21, 2016, with three weekly flights.
Guangzhou will be RJ’s second Chinese destination and the fifth in the Far East after Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
According to RJ, operating flights to Guangzhou, China’s third largest city and the largest in the south-central region of the country, is bound to serve the active trade and commerce traffic between Jordan and China.
RJ will run flights to Guangzhou via Bangkok on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using its wide-body Boeing 787 or Airbus 330 aircraft. The planes will take off from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, at 2:30 and reach Guangzhou at 20:15; they will depart Guangzhou at 22:05 and land in Amman at 05:25 the following day, according to the winter flight schedule, with a short stop in Bangkok both ways.
As per the summer flight schedule, which starts end of March, the planes will take off from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, at 3:35 am and reach Guangzhou at 20:45; they will depart Guangzhou at 22:05 and land in Amman at 6:00 the following day.
“Adding Guangzhou to the route network is in line with the strategy that RJ is now implementing; one of the pillars of this strategy is to review the route network and open new, profitable markets”, said RJ President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat.
He added that Guangzhou has a great potential for the tourism market, enabling both Chinese and Jordanian tourists to visit. Guangzhou is well known for its ancient civilization and exquisite nature, and Jordan boasts distinguished archaeological sites that exert a great attraction on tourists.
Guangzhou is the 56th destination on the RJ network.
RJ customers may book their flights at any of the company’s sales offices or agents in Greece, Jordan, China and worldwide, through the airline’s booking engine at www.rj.com, or by contacting the RJ Athens Office.
The RJ network saw the addition of four cities in the past eight months: Najaf, Tabuk, Ankara and Jakarta. It shut down others for both economic and security reasons.