RJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 325 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
On July 11, 1977, Alia, as Royal Jordanian was called at the time, operated a Boeing 747 to New York, the first time Jordanians and Arab residents were able to fly nonstop from the Middle East to the United Sates.
Alia operated three 747-200 combis JY-AFA, JY-AFB and JY-AFS
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Its interesting to note it was the first carrier from any Arabic speaking country to serve US nonstop.
Throughout the 80's and early 90's i remember many of my cousins used to fly from KHI to JFK via AMM on Alia (as everyone called it back then).Tristars and B747-200's were the planes in those days for the flights.They all loved flying RJ.
Sadly RJ does'nt serve KHI anymore,they left us about 2 years ago i believe it was a A320 service when the route was axed.
Ronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3152 times:
Quoting RJAF (Thread starter): Alia operated three 747-200 combis JY-AFA, JY-AFB and JY-AFS
Hope all is well!
I remember flying on one of their 747's to JFK. I also remember that at times, they made an intermediate stop in either Vienna or Amsterdam. I believe that when the L1011's took over, the stop was at AMS and i remember AMS to look like an RJ hub full of L1011's coming and going,
After AMS it was SNN with the A310's and now its non-stop with the A342's!
Congrats to one of the best airlines in the world!
Quoting KHI747 (Reply 1): Sadly RJ does'nt serve KHI anymore,they left us about 2 years ago i believe it was a A320 service when the route was axed.
I remember this flight used to go via DXB and they even hired pakistani-origin cabin crew for this flight.
Why did they axe it? and why did they axe KUL? Jordan has a large population of Malaysians!
A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500