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The flag carrier of Jordan was founded in December 1963 as Alia Airlines, named after King Hussein’s daughter. In 1986 the airline changed its name to Royal Jordanian. Starting with only three destinations, today Royal Jordanian operates more than 500 flights per week with more than 110 departures per day. Its 24 planes fly to 60 destinations in four continents.

The shortest route from Amman International Airport is Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. Royal Jordanian operates two daily flights between Amman and Tel Aviv. The duration of the flight is 25 minutes, and the distance is 110 km. Many Israelis fly via Amman to other destinations in Europe, to the US, and to Asia such as Bangkok. Flying with Royal Jordanian via Amman may lower the price of your ticket.

Information correct as of March 2017

Why Fly With Royal Jordanian

How to Check-in

Starting 24 hours before your departure, you can check-in online for your flight, and you may do so no later than four hours before. Before completing the process, you will be asked to choose your seat. After confirming all the details regarding your flight, you may print your boarding pass or choose to email it to you to be printed at a later time. On your flight from Tel Aviv, there is no option for a self-check-in at the airport’s kiosks. However, if you failed to complete the online check-in within the time frame, you can go to the check-in counters at least three hours before your scheduled departure time. The counters will be closed 45 minutes prior to departure. You must board the plane no later than 15 minutes before departure, or you will not be admitted.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

All passengers in Economy Class may bring one carry-on item with the dimensions of up to 23x41x51 cm including wheels and handles and no more than 7 kg. Crown Class travelers may board with two items of 7 kg each. Each passenger can bring another personal item, such as a purse, a briefcase or a laptop. If your final destination is in North America and you fly Economy, you can check two items of 23 kg each for free. Extra weight up to 32 kg costs $100. Crown Class travelers can check two pieces of up to 32 kg for free. The third item for both classes costs $175, 4th and 5th - $250, and from the 6th item, the fee is $400. If your final destination is in the Far East and you fly Economy, your allowance is one piece of luggage up to 30 kg. Crown travelers can board with the second bag of up to 23 kg. No matter when you fly to and with how many bags, each piece must not exceed the dimensions of 158 cm (height+length+width).


The seats in Economy Class have a decent legroom, but if you want an extra space, you can purchase it in advance or at the airport. The fee is $50 on flights to Europe, $75 on flights to the far east, and $100 for flights to the US. If you fly Crown Class, you will be able to relax in a maximum comfort on seats which reclines all the way to a flat bed.

Booking Fees

You can complete your booking by paying with Amex, MasterCard or Visa, or with your PayPal account. There is no extra charge for booking.

Service on Board

Food is served on all Royal Jordanian flights. On flights up to two hours duration, a snack and beverages are served. On longer flights, you can choose a meal from a large menu as soon as you book your flight. Each meal includes a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian main dish, sides, and a dessert. You can pre-book a Kosher meal too. Alcoholic beverages are available for longer flights. At the beginning of your flight, you will receive new earbuds so you can enjoy the inflight entertainment system. Complimentary pillows, blankets, and sleep masks are also available.

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