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Royal Jordanian Airlines traffic up 25 percent in Jan 2012

Royal Jordanian Airlines recently announced its operational results for January 2012 on an optimistic note. The airline sounded upbeat and said that its passenger traffic increased 25 percent in January this year as compared to the same month during 2011.

Royal Jordanian Airlines flights reported an impressive growth in its passenger traffic this year despite the impact of political turmoil and unrest in the Middle East region on the aviation industry.

Hussein al-Dabbas, President and CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, said that Jordan’s flag carrier reported a record increase in its traffic to 213,000 passengers in January 2012 as compared to the same month last year. This traditionally slow month also boosted its seat occupancy rate by 11 percent as compared to the same month last year.

Regarding the operational results for the year 2011, Royal Jordanian Airlines said that its passenger traffic increased 6 percent to 3.2 million passengers in 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

The airline’s operating revenues increased 6.3 percent to $963 million in 2012 compared to last year despite a 20 percent rise in its operating costs due to higher fuel prices.