Royal Jordanian Airlines

Targeting Muslim passengers, Jordan?s national carrier, Royal Jordanian today July 3, 2013 opened a new route from its capital Amman to Accra and Lagos in West Africa.

The new additions will raise the number of the airline?s destinations to 61 spanned over four continents.

Royal Jordanian in a statement said it will operate the route (Amman-Lagos-Accra-Lagos-Amman) twice weekly with its wide-bodied, 280-seat Airbus A330s, on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Connecting Amman with the the two African cities, Royal Jordanian believes it will ?attract large numbers of passengers, particularly Muslim pilgrims who wish to continue their flights to Saudi Arabia to conduct Hajj and Umrah, and those who like to visit the shrines and tombs of Prophet Mohammad?s companions before they proceed on their religious journey?.

The service will also transport Christian pilgrims who come to Jordan to visit the Baptism site and other Christian holy sites in Jordan and the Middle East, it added.

By Ekow Quandzie/ghanabusinessnews.com

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