Jordanian Airlines is to transfer its entire transatlantic operation to Shannon
International Airport, completing a long-awaited shift away from its former
European transit point at Amsterdam Schiphol.
move will mean Royal Jordanian’s Amman-New York service will operate via
Shannon from next month after the carrier secured passenger pick-up rights from
the Irish airport.
Jordanian already operates three flights between Shannon and Chicago, having transferred
these services from Amsterdam three years ago. The airline had suggested then
that the flights to New York JFK would be similarly moved.
have long argued that it makes no sense to fly east [to alternative European
gateways] in order to connect with a westbound [transatlantic] service,” says a
spokesman for Shannon Airport operator Aer Rianta.
Jordanian’s decision to base its entire US operation at Shannon adds weight to
that argument and makes our range of transatlantic options all the more
next month the carrier will operate to New York six times a week from Shannon
using Airbus A310-300 aircraft. The service frequency is expected to increase
to daily next year.