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Royal Jordanian and Oman Air enter free sale codeshare agreement

2013-11-17

Royal Jordanian and Oman Air signed a free sale codeshare agreement offering passengers seven weekly flights between Amman, Jordan, and Muscat, Oman. Under the terms of the agreement, which became effective from October 27, 2013, the flights are operated by Oman Air and marketed by both carriers.

The move comes in light of the suspension of the RJ operations to Muscat, in November 2012 whereas Oman Air now operates seven weekly flights between Amman and Muscat.

Royal Jordanian President/CEO Amer Hadidi said: “Oman Air and Royal Jordanian enjoy a strong relationship. This cooperation will further enhance the partnership between our two companies, particularly since it allows RJ to sell unlimited number of seats on Oman Air between Amman and Muscat, based on the signed free sale agreement.”

He added that due to the keenness of both airlines to provide superb on-board and on-ground services, RJ is glad to offer its customers the chance to experience a convenient and timely travel experience with this new partner’s flights.

Hadidi pointed out that the codeshare agreement was concluded with Oman Air to the benefit of both carriers and of passengers from both countries.

Royal Jordanian passengers can book their trips on the Oman Air flights through the RJ website at www.rj.com, the airline’s call centre or its travel agents around the world.

Oman Air CEO, Wayne Pearce, said, “Oman Air is pleased to be working with Royal Jordanian to offer customers greater choice and convenience. Both airlines are renowned for their high standards of comfort and hospitality and we will be building on the strength of our existing relationship to offer a seamless passenger experience, from ticket purchase to touch-down.”

Mr Pearce added that, with Oman Air having this year been named ‘Best Business Class Airline, Middle East’ in the Business Destinations Travel Awards and ‘Middle East’s Leading Economy Class Airline’ in the World Travel Awards, customers of both airlines would be sure to enjoy Oman Air’s outstanding products and services.

Royal Jordanian flies to 61 destinations spread over four continents. The latest additions to the route network were Mosul, Algiers, Lagos and Accra, launched this year.

In addition to Oman Air, Royal Jordanian currently has 12 codeshare contracts with international airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, US Airways, Iberia, Tarom, Gulf Air, Syrian Air, Siberia airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Air Berlin, Sri Lankan Airlines and Meridiana Fly Airlines.

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman commenced operations in 1993 and is based at Muscat International Airport. Its fleet of modern, luxuriously-appointed aircraft flies to more than 40 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa.