[:en]Royal Jordanian inaugurated its new direct regular route from Amman to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on 23 December 2015. Jakarta is the fourth new RJ destination in 2015
RJ President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat said that reopening the Amman-Jakarta route comes at a time when Indonesia witnesses an increasingly remarkable air traffic, which indicates economic growth; Indonesia is the 17th largest economy worldwide.
Captain Obeidat said that this route is bound to carry tourists from Jordan and the Levant to Indonesia and from there transports Indonesian students who study at Jordanian universities.
The route will also serve the Indonesian labor force, cargo and business traffic.
Captain Obeidat added that the feasibility studies conducted by Royal Jordanian showed that this route is important for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and for transit passengers who come to Amman in order to connect to the cities served by RJ network and that of oneworld carriers.
RJ will operate to Jakarta, via Kuala Lumpur, three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The wide body Airbus 330 aircraft, which will fly on this route, takes off from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, at 01:30 and reaches Jakarta at 18:25; it departs Jakarta at 19:55 and lands in Amman at 04:15 the following day.[:]