Seattle (BOEING) - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is pleased that Royal Jordanian Airlines has announced its selection of the 787 Dreamliner as the new cornerstone of its long-haul, wide-bodied fleet operations.
"The Middle East is a high-value market for Boeing and we believe the 787's technological advantages and enhanced passenger amenities are well suited to our customers in the region," said Lee Monson, vice president of Sales for The Middle East and Africa. "We're proud to have one of the Middle East's most respected airlines become the first carrier in the region to select the Dreamliner and we look forward to seeing Royal Jordanian's distinguished touch in the outfitting of these airplanes."
Royal Jordanian, which is expected to officially join the oneworld airline alliance early in 2007, serves a route network of 52 destinations on four continents. The airline currently serves its long-haul network with nonstop direct flights from Amman to Bangkok in the Far East and to New York, Chicago and Detroit in the USA. Royal Jordanian will add direct service to Montreal in Canada beginning in June 2007.