Royal Jordanian has placed an order for a future four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, bringing its total backlog for the type to six.

Jordan’s flag carrier said the order, made at the Dubai Airshow, would enable it to expand and modernise its widebody fleet.

“Our decision to add the 787-9 Dreamliners to our fleet is a testament to our dedication to providing an unparalleled travel experience,” said Samer Majali, vice chairman and CEO of Royal Jordanian.

“This move aligns seamlessly with our broader strategy of fleet modernisation, emphasising fuel efficiency, sustainability and passenger comfort.

“As we embark on this journey, we are confident that the Dreamliner’s cutting-edge technology will play a pivotal role in elevating our operational capabilities.”

Royal Jordanian fleet

Royal Jordanian already has a fleet of seven 787-8s. The -9 will enable the airline to fly more passengers and cargo farther. The 787-9 can fly 296 passengers 14,010 km (7,565 nautical miles).

“Royal Jordanian, having been the first in the Middle East to order the 787 over 16 years ago, continues to lead in adopting advancements in aviation,” said Majali.

“The airline’s current fleet of seven 787-8 Dreamliners has proven successful in connecting Amman to major global destinations.

“The additional order underscores Royal Jordanian’s forward-looking approach and commitment to meeting the growing demand for long-haul travel.”

“This order for additional 787s is a testament to Royal Jordanian’s longstanding commitment to the market-leading capabilities of the Dreamliner,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are confident Royal Jordanian will profitably expand its network and operate a more sustainable fleet with these new fuel-efficient jets.”

Boeing’s 2023 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) cites a growing need for widebodies in the Middle East as passenger demand in the region continues to grow.

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