Airlines Royal Jordanian to stop operations of Royal Wings

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Royal Jordanian has announced that it will stop operations of Royal Wings at the end of November 2018.

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The airline has confirmed that the boards of directors at Royal Jordanian and Royal Wings have decided to stop operations of Royal Wings on November 30, 2018.

Royal Wings is a fully-owned subsidiary airline from Royal Jordanian. The reason for the move to stop operating flights under the Royal Wings brand was high operating costs. Furthermore, Royal Wings experienced subsequent losses over the past years.

According to the airline, negotiations between Royal Jordanian and two parties have been starting. Royal Wings could soon be sold to another carrier. During this interim phase, Royal JordanianĀ“s Commercial Department will promote and sell the charter flights for Royal Wings.

When it comes to continued employment, twelve former Royal Jordanian employees will return to the mainline. The other 95 Royal Wings employees were offered flexible options for their future. Reportedly, 18 have been accepted to join the mainline as well. Those who have not been accepted are offered the option to voluntarily release from their service. In that case, employees will receive a half-month salary for each year of service.

Royal Wings was initially founded in January 1996 with headquarters in Amman, Jordan. The carrier was implemented as the charter arm of Royal Jordanian. The fleet consisted of a sole Airbus A320-212, registered as JY-AYI.

The mainline carrier Royal Jordanian is the flag carrier of Jordan and was founded in December 1963 as Alia Airlines. Now, the airline operates with a fleet of 24 aircraft including one Airbus A310F, three A319s, six A320s, two A321s, seven Boeing 787s, three Embraer 175s and two 195s. Royal Jordanian is member of the Oneworld alliance and its main operational hub is located at Queen Alia Airport in Amman.

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