Royal Jordanian suffered a JOD2 million ($2.8 million) net loss through the year's first nine months, implying a third-quarter profit of approximately JOD1.1 million based upon its half-year results (ATWOnline, Aug. 5). Nine-month revenue rose 34% year-over-year to JOD533 million, but fuel costs soared 92% to JOD221 million. Passenger numbers were up 18% to 2 million, load factor rose 2 points to 73% and yield climbed 14% "due to the increase of prices of tickets to partially offset the ...

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