Oneworld alliance member Royal Jordanian is to introduce its first scheduled link into Algeria this month with the inauguration of air services between Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and the North African country’s capital city of Algiers. The twice weekly operation will start from February 25, 2013 and will be boosted to three times weekly schedule from April 1, 2013 to meet an anticipated growth in passenger demand.
According to Royal Jordanian’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Amer Hadidi, this latest network growth is based on the carrier’s network market research which has shown a strong demand for business travel particularly supporting interests in the pharmaceutical industry. He also suggests a notable demand from medical tourists as Jordan is fast becoming a very attractive destination for medical tourism in the region.
This business demand will be supplemented by leisure traffic boosting tourism visitors to each country and deepening economic relations. The route is also intended to help the movement of goods between the two countries with Algeria viewed as a promising market that for exportation of Jordanian products. The link will also further feed Royal Jordanian’s network from Queen Alia International Airport with particularly strong demand anticipated for markets like Jeddah and Medina allowing Algerian passengers to transit in Amman to conduct Umrah and Hajj in Saudi Arabia.