Royal Jordanian is switching its operations to Terminal 8 at John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) next month, it has been confirmed.
The national carrier will move from Terminal 4 on 29th November 2011, bringing it close to codeshare partner American Airlines, which is located at Terminal 8, and enable passengers to fly on board both airlines using a single ticket at competitive prices.
“The step will ease RJ passengers’ movement when using American Airlines flights from New York to Amman or from New York to other states, in addition to allowing them to use American Airlines Business Class Lounges at Terminal 8,” explained Royal Jordanian in a statement.
“At the same time, RJ kept its current handling agent, Swissport, to provide passengers and ramp services, thus maintaining smooth handling and saving time for movement between terminals at JFK Airport.”
Royal Jordanian and American Airlines, members of oneworld alliance, signed a code share agreement in 2007; it was expanded several times in the past few years. The agreement gives RJ the right to put its code on American Airlines-operated tickets serving many destinations inside the United States, while AA can put its code on tickets operated by RJ from JFK to Amman.