Royal Jordanian reported a JOD8.5 million ($11.9 million) first-quarter loss, nearly double the JOD4.4 million deficit reported in the year-ago period. Revenue fell 11% year-over-year to JOD124 million. Yield was down 5% and passenger boardings slipped 11.2% to 491,000. Load factor dropped 6 points to 62%. RJ said it expects to "compensate" for the first-quarter result with "growth in bookings on all sectors" during the second and third quarters.
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