The national carrier of Jordan announced today (July 20) that it has expanded its order for the new Boeing 787.
The airline has committed to three extra aircraft, at a cost of $500m, on top of the previous four ordered, and four which it plans to lease.
The middle east carrier said it will use the aircraft on routes to the US and Canada initially, including New York, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto.
Oneworld member Royal Jordanian claims to be the first airline to order the 787 Dreamliner in the middle east, having placed its initial order for four aircraft in 2007.
Hussein Dabbas, president and CEO of Royal Jordanian, said: "The superior economics and range capability of the 787 will allow us to competitively serve North America and other destinations in our network from Amman.
"The unique passenger appeal of the 787 will enable us to provide a competitive advantage in the markets we serve."
The Amman-based airline made the announcement at Farnborough air show, where the 787 Dreamliner is on display.