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RJ Celebrates 30 Years Of Service To JFK  
User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2781 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

Congratulations to RJ


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2745 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.


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting RJAF (Thread starter):
Alia operated three 747-200 combis JY-AFA, JY-AFB and JY-AFS

Hi RJAF,

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!

Regards,
Roni



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