LONDON – September 2 saw Royal Jordanian Airlines and Tunisair come together and sign a free sale codeshare agreement.

The deal will market Tunisair’s flights on Royal Jordanian’s flights and thus put its code on flights running between Amman and Tunis, with Tunisair not currently operating flights between the two Arab capitals.

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The Amman-Tunis flight operates on a four times per week basis under Royal Jordanian’s operations and are now open for sale under the Tunisair name. 

Royal Jordanian’s CEO Stefan Pichler commented on this new deal.

“We are glad to offer our services to Tunisair passengers, who will experience compelling services on board our aircraft.

This partnership is the first step on the way to enhancing relations with Tunisair, and will bring great benefit to both airlines, from a commercial perspective”, he added.

“This agreement will give Tunisair customers the opportunity to visit Jordan and learn about its historical and tourist attractions,” he concluded.

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Tunisair’s CEO Elyes Mnakbi was also present at the signing and commented on the deal.

“We are delighted to be working with Royal Jordanian as a leading carrier in the Middle East and provide high-quality services to passengers on the ground and in the air.

This agreement is a new step in the strategic and historical partnership between our countries. It is also an added value towards enhanced air traffic between our companies.”

This now means that Royal Jordanian has 17 codeshare agreements under their belts. Tunisair joins the following carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Iberia
  • Siberia Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Tarom
  • Gulf Air
  • Syrian Air
  • Alitalia
  • Meridiana Fly Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

This deal was something that was bound to happen. Royal Jordanian’s relationship with Tunis has been around since 1980. By offering this codesharing arrangement with Tunisair, it is capitalizing their presence in the region that they have secured for nearly 40 years.

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It is something that they can now use to continue strengthening themselves in the Tunisian market but also elsewhere through the connection points the airport of Tunis and Amman offers collectively.