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    How far through recovery are Middle East airlines?


    Middle East carriers are well on the way to restoring pre-pandemic activities following the lifting of Covid restrictions

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    The Airline Business 38: Middle East and Africa key data indicators from Q3


    Key data from the third-quarter earnings season (unless otherwise stated), powered by The Airline Business 38, covering the July-September period for the years 2019-2022 and thereby encompassing the last pre-Covid data and progress since

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    Fuel-price pressure prolongs Royal Jordanian’s financial misery


    Royal Jordanian Airlines edged into a third-quarter operating profit, with a surplus of JD5.3 million ($7.4 million), but net losses for the quarter and the nine-month period were worse than last year’s figures. The flag-carrier generated revenues of JD452 million for the nine months to 30 September – including JD363 ...

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    Royal Jordanian modernises but cost pressures push back break-even target


    Royal Jordanian Airlines expects its break-even target to be pushed back at least to 2024 as a result of the continuing pressures on the air transport industry. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jordanian chief executive Samer Majali said the carrier had ...

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    Royal Jordanian signals intent to take Embraer E2 jets


    Royal Jordanian Airlines and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding for the carrier to introduce 10 E2-family jets into its fleet “within the coming several years”.

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    Royal Jordanian selects A320neos as it sets out fleet-modernisation plans


    Royal Jordanian Airlines is to take Airbus A320neos to replace its fleet of conventional A320-family jets, and is discussing introduction of additional Boeing 787s. It is also intending shortly to disclose a regional jet selection with the aim of bringing in the chosen aircraft from the second half of next ...

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    Royal Jordanian confident of government backing as losses persist


    Royal Jordanian Airlines believes the Jordanian government will continue to support the flag-carrier as it strives to restore profitability. The airline turned in a JD29.7 million ($41.9 million) pre-tax loss for the first quarter to 31 March, compared with a JD36.4 million loss for the same period in 2021. Revenues ...

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    Royal Jordanian medium-haul fleet renewal central to recovery strategy


    Royal Jordanian Airlines is negotiating a fleet modernisation which is focused on replacing and expanding the short- and medium-haul jets operated by the Middle Eastern carrier. The airline outlined an expansion strategy during its annual general meeting on 18 April. Royal Jordanian, which is trying to recover from the impact ...

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    Royal Jordanian posts another heavy full-year loss


    Royal Jordanian has turned in full-year net losses of JD74.2 million ($105 million), less than half the JD161 million figure of the previous year. The airline managed to transport some 1.6 million passengers, double the number from 2020. This enabled it to increase revenues to JD357 million. But the company’s ...

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    Royal Jordanian taps Lufthansa Technik for A320 component support


    Royal Jordanian has sealed a new component maintenance agreement covering its Airbus A320 family fleet with Lufthansa Technik.

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    Royal Jordanian to decide on fleet renewal by year-end


    Royal Jordanian Airlines aims to make a decision on the renewal of its regional and narrowbody fleets by the end of the year in support of a long-term strategic plan which envisions a near doubling of the operation.

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    Royal Jordanian renegotiates leases to rein-in fleet costs


    Middle Eastern carrier Royal Jordanian has reached an agreement with one of its major lessors, and is negotiating with three others, in a bid to reduce the airline’s fleet costs. It says it hopes to finalise talks with the remaining lessors “shortly” and save around $40 million over the ...

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    Majali returns as CEO of Royal Jordanian


    Samer Majali is back as chief executive of Royal Jordanian Airlines, returning to a position he left more than 10 years ago.

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    Royal Jordanian seeks new chief executive after Pichler retires


    Royal Jordanian Airlines has named chairman Said Darwazeh as its interim chief executive, after previous head Stefan Pichler retired having spent over three years in the top post. It has yet to appoint a permanent successor after the carrier’s contract with Pichler ended on 30 September. The airline ...

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    Israeli-Jordan airspace pact set to unlock more Middle Eastern routes


    Israel’s government has expanded potential route networks with Arab states through an airspace agreement with its Jordanian counterpart. The pact, signed between civil aviation authorities on 8 October, opens the two countries’ airspace and will “significantly shorten flight times” from the Gulf states and Asia to destinations in Europe ...

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    Government to provide support as Royal Jordanian losses soar


    Royal Jordanian Airlines has posted a pre-tax and net loss of JD25.4 million ($35.8 million) for the first quarter, five times the figure recorded last year. The company recorded a 21% fall in revenues to JD114 million, including JD87 million from scheduled passenger services, but only a 6% reduction ...

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    Royal Jordanian 787 undergoes extensive coronavirus decontamination


    Royal Jordanian has illustrated the extent of decontamination and sterilisation measures being undertaken on board aircraft aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus which has badly disrupted services to China. The airline has shown the procedures carried out on one of its Boeing 787-8s which had conducted a ...

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    Gulf Air and Royal Jordanian suspend service to Iraq amid regional tensions


    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s flag carrier Gulf Air and Jordan’s Royal Jordanian Airlines say they have suspended service to Iraq after a sharp escalation of political tensions in the region.

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    Royal Jordanian encouraged by pick-up in net profit


    Royal Jordanian Airlines claims its turnaround programme is on track after more than doubling its net profit at the nine-month mark.

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    Joramco performs first 787 C-check


    ​Joramco has performed its first C-check on a Royal Jordanian Boeing 787 at its Amman facility.