Royal Jordanian Airlines recently announced that it will stop flights to five cities and curtail flight frequencies to seven other destinations. The airline has cited growing fuel costs and sharp decline in tourism in the Middle East due to political turmoil in the region.
The airline said that it will be discontinuing all flights to Brussels, Munich, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi in March and April. Besides, flight frequencies to Rome, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Geneva, Colombo and Khartoum will also be reduced. With growing losses, the airline has been unable to provide the best possible flight deals to its passengers.
The airline further said that it will also end flight services to two additional routes to the Gulf region, but will announce the dates later.
Some other destinations might also see significant changes this year depending on performance.
Earlier, Royal Jordanian Airlines had to cancel 1,300 flights in 2011, while in 2012 more than 460 flights have already been canceled due to low demand. The airline said that cities like Damascus, Alexandria, Tunis, Sana’a, Aleppo, Aden, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh and Bahrain have seen reduced traffic.