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Royal Jordanian - What Significance Is Alia?  
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Is ALIA TRANSPORTATION AND GENERAL TRADE CO. The beneficial owners (ie: Government agency) of RJ - and if so - what other companies belong to the group?

Anything new going on for RJ? Heard some rumours about a A343 or two - any news there?

Rgds,

CM


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

They will be getting 4 A340-200s (not 300s) over the next year or two to meet increases in demand and make the airline more competitive with newer jets (replacing A310s).

As for if they are opening any new routes, they are expected to launch direct flights between Amman and Alexandria (Egypt) by the end of the year with A320s.



EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

I think Royal Jordanian was originally established/named Alia by King Hussein in honor of his first wife Queen Alia-also AMM is Queen Alia International Airport.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12463 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

I believe Alia is also Arabic for "High Flying"?

They were called Alia until the early 1990s. (Actually, "Alia, Royal Jordanian" and then they just dropped the Alia bit).

I thought HM King Hussein had a daughter called Alia as well?


User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

I read that in the launching ceremony for RJ, the MC dropped a massive crow bar on his sandal and cried Ali Ahhhhh, Royal Jordanian. Mind you, it was in the Sun, so you can't believe everything you read.

[Edited 2004-03-08 18:32:59]

User currently offlineMarcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

SQ25J is right, the late King Hussein who was a pilot and an aviation enthusiast named the airline after his wife as well as Amman Intl Airport, later the name was dropped from the airline.

I wonder if Queen Alia and the daughter of ex- Pan Am CEO Hallaby who mas married to King Hussein were the same person. She was the 3rd or 4th wife of the king


User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

King Hussein's first wife Alia died in a helicopter crash in the Jordanian desert after a flying visit to open a new hospital. After that RJ was called Alia for about ten years the new airport was named after her (Hussein falling for and marrying one of the architects-Queen Noor) and a giant mausaleum was built for her. I think this name quite suits an airline.

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