The airline was established on 9 December 1963 and started operations on 15 December 1963 after a royal decree by the late King Hussein. The airline was founded with capital from private shareholders but the Jordanian government later took over the company. The progress made by the airline was threatened by an Israeli air raid during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War when the DC-7 aircraft were destroyed. In 1970, Alia joined the jet age when they phased out the F-27s and ordered Boeing 707 aircraft. In 1979, Alia became a founding member of the Arab Airlines Technical Consortium (AATC).
The 1990s saw further expansion. In November, 1997 Royal Jordanian became a code-sharing partner with the US carrier TWA and eventually moved operations into the TWA Flight Center (Terminal 5) at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The airline"s name was changed on 5 February 2001 to Alia â€“ The Royal Jordanian Airlines Company, although travellers still use the popular name of Royal Jordanian. In April 2007, Royal Jordanian became part of Oneworld, thus becoming the first Arab airline to join such a global alliance system. Royal Jordanian was privatised at the end of 2007, resulting in 71% of its assets being sold.
About the airline
Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier of Jordan with its head office in Amman, Jordanand main base at Queen Alia International Airport at Amman (AMM) Jordan. Royal Jordanian (RJ) is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and Oneworld. Royal Jordanian was voted "Airline of the Year 2007" by Airfinance Journal.
The airline operates flight to countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, including: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tusinia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, Canada and US.
The Royal Jordanian fleet consists of the following aircrafts: 4 Airbus A319-100, 6 Airbus A320-200, 4 Airbus A321-200, 3 Airbus A330-200, 4 Airbus A340-200, 3 Embraer 175 and 5 Embraer 195.
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The cheapest flights offered by Royal Jordanian is for the route Flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok which takes 2h 49m.
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