Royal Jordanian Airlines CEO Samer Majali announced Sunday that the Middle Eastern country’s flag carrier has reached an agreement with Airbus for 20 A320neo family aircraft.
The new aircraft will replace 13 first-generation A320 jets and expand the fleet to a total of 40 aircraft. To reach this level, Royal Jordanian also intends to have more 787 Dreamliner widebodies, going from seven to 11 planes.
Negotiations with Boeing are taking place and they also take into account the possible option for the 787-9 and 787-10 versions – the airline only operates the smaller 787-8.
Majali also confirmed that Royal Jordanian will introduce new regional jets from the second half of 2023. The airline currently operates two first-generation E175s and two E195s.
According to outlets, Embraer is considered a natural candidate to supply the new E2 series regional aircraft. Talks with Airbus, however, could put the A220 in the running. The CEO stated that the announcement will take place “soon”.