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Thu 24 May 2007 01:57 PM

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RJ brings back Montreal flights

Royal Jordanian's direct service to the Canadian city restores links to the country after a 10-year hiatus.

Royal Jordanian (RJ) will launch a direct Amman-Montreal service tomorrow, marking the first time Canada and Jordan have been linked in 10 years.

The carrier's president and CEO Samer Majali said market research in the Canadian market revealed there was commercial feasibility in reconnecting Canada and Jordan.

The move is set to serve the Arab communities and Jordanian and Arab students living in Montreal and will help the active commercial activities for businessmen travelling between the two countries.

RJ will operate an Airbus A340 on the two non-stop weekly flights, which depart on Mondays and Fridays.

The RJ flights from Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport will drive the increase in travel between Canada and the Middle East.

The new service represents the fastest and most convenient air travel from Montreal to Amman and from there to some 20 cities across the Middle East, to the Indian subcontinent and the Far East.

Majali pointed out that the airline is partnering with Jordan Tourism Board North America's (JTBNA) Canada office to promote and market tourism between the two countries. For two years, JTBNA has been working closely with Canadian tour operators, travel agents, museums, non-profit organisations and the media to build awareness about Jordan as a destination and a gateway for Canadians interested in experiencing the wonders of the kingdom.

The flights to Montreal will depart from Amman at 2am local time and arrive in Montreal at 7am local time. The flight from Montreal departs at 12 noon, local time and arrives in Amman at 5.45am local time.

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