Royal Jordanian for the first time with A321 to Maastricht

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Less than a week after the presentation, Royal Jordanian Airlines sent its new cargo plane to Maastricht Aachen Airport.

On Sunday, Maastricht Aachen Airport received its first visit from the new A321P2F (Passenger to Freighter) from Royal Jordanian. The aircraft will temporarily take over from the Airbus A310F, which previously operated cargo flights between Maastricht and Amman. The A321 arrived from Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday morning and was greeted with a water salute upon arrival at the tarmac. At the end of the afternoon the machine left again for Larnaca, Cyprus. On Monday the aircraft was again a guest at the South Limburg airport.

The JY-RAZ is greeted with a water salute © Sybren Meijntz

Last Monday, the Jordanian airline unveiled the new cargo aircraft. The almost fifteen year old machine, registration JY-RAZ, started its operational career in 2009 as a passenger aircraft with British Midland. When that company was taken over by British Airways three years later, Airbus moved with it. Last year the aircraft was converted into a cargo plane in Singapore. The A310 that previously operated the cargo flights was taken out of service last year. It is unclear exactly what will happen to the more than 36-year-old device, although there seems to be a good chance that it will be dismantled.

A330

Next year, Royal Jordanian plans to deploy a second Airbus A321P2F to further expand its cargo fleet. The airline will also take delivery of a converted Airbus A330 later this year. That aircraft is in principle intended to replace the A310. It is expected that it will also operate some of the flights to Maastricht.

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The article is in Dutch

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