ConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
Quoting RJAF (Reply 2): I like RJ, it's a quality product.
Since I am OW loyal, and before EY started flying out of ORD and codesharing with AA, I used to fly RJ alot to the Middle East in the last few years. While their quality was not bad, it was not consistent all the time, especially the ground staffers out of AMM. Those people were vicious and rude more often than not. Its been a year since I flew them last, so I am not sure if that has changed since then.
Anything new with the aiport upgrade?
"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
It was supposed to be completed this year, but it got postponed till the end of 2013 if I am not mistaken. I was there In January of this year, it's looking pretty good. Hopefully there wont be any more delays, the current terminal is just....
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27180 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Problem for RJ is that its historic transit business has greatly disappeared to the much larger players like the Gulf carriers and Turkish Airlines, while its revised focus on Levent region has been hard hit by events of the Arab Spring.
On its own Jordan is a tiny home market of barely 6 million people with only a small percentage that actually travel outside the country.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
Jordan's tourism product is second to none ... if only the country and RJ makes a better effort to promote inbound travel into Jordan.
I remember the days when it was named Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines and the many beautiful liveries that the airline had in the past.
I hope that the airline could turn around soon ... perhaps it is feeling the pinch from high fuel prices and the aging A340s in its fleet. A fleet of B777s in RJ colours would be awesome ... not to forget that the A332s look great in this livery too.
liftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 387 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
I'm fairly sure this has not come from Dabbas himself. Who leaves a company saying that it's time for change? He states he's getting a new job elsewhere, seems fishy to me. I would LOVE to have Majali back at RJ.
RJ is in a very tough situation. They have aging long haul aircraft, and an airport that is in dire need of renewal. Thankfully there are solutions already in place, albeit delayed. The terminal, if I understand correctly, will be opening January 2013. And Dreamliners are entering in mid-2014. Until 2015, I see a rocky way ahead for RJ as the A340's continue aging and the situation in the area continues to worsen.
As for a replacement, I'm ALL FOR the return of Dabbas to RJ. He cleaned things up the first time, and he can certainly do it again. Besides, is he even doing anything in Bahrain?