Air Transport World

Middle East. (airline industry report)

Alia: The Jordanian carrier's usually buoyant traffic growth slowed in 1983, with RPKs rising only 4.1% to 3.4 billion and passenger boardings falling 12.6% to 1,457,334.

Cargo traffic was down 8% to 119 million FTKs, but that total was affected by the fact that Alia turned over its all-cargo operations to a joint venture with Iraqi Airways called Arab Air Cargo.

No aircraft were added to the fleet last year, but a sixth Lockheed L-1011-500 was received in March 1984 and two more will be delivered in the spring of 1985. Alia will phase out its remaining Boeing 707-320Cs this month.

Financial figures were not available at this writing, but Alia expects to break even in its 1983-84 financial year. …

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