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Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:17 pm

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

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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:40 pm

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  
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:48 pm

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.
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:01 pm

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?
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:25 pm

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....

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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:00 pm

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.
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:57 am

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.

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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:08 am

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?   
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:50 am

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.
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RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

Tue May 01, 2012 4:10 pm

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
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