Royal Jordanian buys 3 Dreamliners for $500m

The first airline in the Middle East to order a 787 Dreamliner, RJ now has 11 on order.
Royal Jordanian buys 3 Dreamliners for $500m
FLYING HIGH: Boeing’s Dreamliner made its debut at Farnborough on Monday, its first public appearance at an international air show.
By Claire Ferris-Lay
Tue 20 Jul 2010 02:58 PM

Jordan’s national airline Royal Jordanian on Tuesday announced it had purchased three 787-8s from Boeing in a deal worth $500m.

Royal Jordanian, the first airline in the Middle East to order a 787 Dreamliner, now has 11 of the aircraft on order.

“The 787 will allow us to competitively serve North America and other destinations in our network from Amman,” Hussein Dabbas, president and CEO of Royal Jordanian, said in a statement.

The aircraft will entirely replace the airline’s medium and long haul routes and will initially be used on its North American routes including New York, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto.

Boeing’s Dreamliner made its debut at Farnborough on Monday, its first public appearance at an international air show.

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