Royal Jordanian Airlines
is an airline based in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international
services over four continents. Its main base is Queen Alia International
Airport (AMM), Amman. Royal Jordanian is a member of the Arab Air
Carriers Organization and the Oneworld global airline alliance. The
airline won the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation award for "Airline
Turnaround of the Year 2006" on 9 November 2006.
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 named Alia, or Aalya, after the King's eldest daughter from
his first marriage; not to be confused with the name of the airport
which is named after King Hussein's third wife: Alia, or Alyaa'.