Royal Jordanian Starts Shannon-Chicago Route [Archives:1999/05/Local News]

February 1 1999

Royal Jordanian (RJ) started last week operating flights between Ireland’s Shannon Airport and Chicago using Airbus-310 planes.
An RJ official explained use of that section of Shannon Airport as due to operational matters pertaining to the range of the planes.
He added that U.S immigration officials at Shannon Airport can finalize procedures for passengers entering the U.S., thus facilitating travel procedures.
This route to expected to be active because of tourism between the Middle East and Europe and the USA, and because of demand to be generated by the third millennium of the birth of the Christ.
The new station will also offer transport services to Irish passengers traveling to the Middle East or the Arab Gulf states via Amman. Jordan signed an agreement with Ireland last September for operating these flights.