Royal Jordanian commits to 7 new Airbus aircraft from AWAS
Thursday, 17 June 2010

Dublin, Dublin-based lessor AWAS today announced the lease of 7 new Airbus aircraft to Royal Jordanian to replace 6 Airbus aircraft currently operating in the fleet. The replacement consists of 4 A320s and 2 A321s and an additional A320 to be assimilated into the fleet.

The first delivery is scheduled for April of next year when 3 A320s will join the fleet, while 2 A321s and 2 A320s will follow in 2012.

The replacement aims to introduce new amenities and improve services offered to passengers on board Royal Jordanian aircraft, particularly in the field of In-flight entertainment (IFE). The newly-manufactured airliners are to be equipped with a state of the art entertainment system with more efficient technical features in order to provide a seamless travel experience.

Being new and modern, the new aircraft are bound to save the airline maintenance and operational costs.
“This order underlines our continued commitment to fleet modernisation and expansion which allows us to offer our passengers the highest level of comfort and an extensive choice of routes.” Mr Hussein H. Dabbas, President & CEO of Royal Jordanian, stated “sourcing these aircraft from AWAS gives us the flexibility to more easily tailor our fleet to the needs of the market.”

“It is with great pride that we announce this deal with Royal Jordanian, the delivery of these seven Airbus aircraft will make them one of our largest customers.” said Franklin Pray, President & CEO of AWAS, “In recent months we have seen a lot of movement from leading airlines, such as Royal Jordanian, to secure attractive deals on our pipeline aircraft. The number of slots remaining for 2011/2012 is now limited. We see this as a very positive sign in the market.”

Source: Press Release (AWAS & Royal Jordanian)