Royal Jordanian (RJ) is Jordan's national flag air carrier operating
scheduled international services covering four continents. Its base of operations
is Queen Alia International Airport, located in the outskirts of Amman.
The airline was incorporated on December 9, 1963. Its operations commenced
on December 15, 1963 in pursuance of a royal decree by the late King Hussein.
Initially founded with capital from private shareholders, subsequently the
Jordanian Government acquired Alia (Royal Jordanian predecessor) as Jordan's
After successful privatization and restructuring, in 2001 RJ became a
public shareholding company. In December 2007, the company's shares were
listed on the Amman Stock Exchange at a capital of JD84.4 million at that
Jordanians presently hold 68% of the shares, of which 26% held
by the Jordanian government, 10% Jordan's Social Security Corporation and
3% to the Jordan's Armed Forces Fund. Additionally, shares were allocated
to RJ employees. Staff member are approx 4,300.