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Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns  
User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 328 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Not good news for RJ


I wonder what the real reasons are...

RJ has been steadily loosing money due to fuel, the so called 'Arab Spring' and in my opinion tough competition from other relatively new carriers in the region such as Etihad and Qatar AWs.

Interesting to see who would replace Mr. Dabbas

[Edited 2012-04-17 11:21:55]

Chance favors the prepared mind
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User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1687 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

This is rather sudden. But let's face it, RJ was not at its best under Dabbas's tenure.

Let's wait and see who replaces him, and whether or not that person can bring RJ back to the days it flourished and shined just around the time it joined Oneworld  

A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Ronerone...I wouldn't be surprised if they got Samer Majali back from Gulf Air. Let's see what happens.

I like RJ, it's a quality product.

Hope for better times ahead for Jordan's flag carrier.

Chance favors the prepared mind
User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3674 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
User currently offlineokees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Quoting ConcordeLoss (Reply 3):
Anything new with the aiport upgrade?

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....


mobs jakis
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29172 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3335 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
User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2970 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.

KC Sim

User currently offlineliftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 494 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2469 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?   

A300 A310 A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A342 A343 A346 A380 B736 B737 B738 B744 B763 B77L B77E B77W B788 E190
User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8724 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

RJ is an excellent airline, and Jordan has an excellent tourism product. The country is stable, but all around is mayhem. Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Egypt are not the most stable of nations.

EasyJet and Flydubai can't be helping either.

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinedennys From France, joined May 2001, 1035 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Should the A340s make RJ so many losses , why shouldn' t RJ get rid of them ! Is an A332 able to fly AMM ORD ? Yes . So where is the problem
the RJA colours suites each kind of aircraft type .

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