Royal Jordanian reported a JOD25.5 million ($35.7 million) profit through the first nine months of 2009, reversed from a JOD3.8 million loss in the year-ago period, implying third-quarter earnings of approximately JOD17.8 million (ATWOnline, July 30). It posted a profit of some JOD200,000 in the third quarter of 2008. Operating revenue through the nine-month period fell 16% year-over-year to JOD449 million, but fuel costs plunged 50% and "operational costs" dropped 20% on a 4% cut in ...

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