MIDDLE EAST: RJ Cargo starts service to Damascus

Royal Jordanian has started a weekly direct freighter service to Damascus from Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). In a statement, the Jordanian fl ag carrier said that adding this route will meet the customers’ needs to secure their cargo shipments from and to Damascus, to expedite transporting goods and boost commercial activities. RJ is keen […]


Royal Jordanian has started a weekly direct freighter service to Damascus from Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). In a statement, the Jordanian fl ag carrier said that adding this route will meet the customers’ needs to secure their cargo shipments from and to Damascus, to expedite transporting goods and boost commercial activities. RJ is keen on expanding its cargo network services in the region, in addition to its endeavor to increase revenues resulting from cargo operations.

The new Amman-Damascus route will accelerate carrying imports and exports between Jordan and Syria. It will also provide a better connection between the Middle East and the European continent, particularly in shipping medicine, food, fruits and vegetables, garments and spare parts.

RJ will initially dedicate a Boeing 737-200 freighter with a capacity of 14.5 tonnes to operate on this route on a weekly basis. The airline is also studying the possibility of opening new freighter routes to other points in the Levant. RJ’s freight network covers weekly scheduled fl ights to Algiers, Brussels, London, New York, Riyadh, Khartoum, Athens, Larnaca, Istanbul, in addition to Damascus. At the same time, big loads of cargo are carried on board RJ passenger aircraft to all the airline’s 54 international cities.