20-Jan-2011 12:40 PM

Royal Jordanian expects to be affected by B787 delays

Royal Jordanian CEO Hussein Dabbas stated Boeing's seventh postponement of the B787 may affect when the carrier receives its aircraft (Bloomberg, 19-Jan-2011). Royal Jordanian was the first Middle East airline to order the B787. The carrier plans to add 11 B787s through direct purchases or leases with plans to use the aircraft on services to New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare, Detroit and Toronto. The carrier had expected to take delivery of its first B787 in 4Q2013 and stated it is "too early to talk" about compensation as "we still did not receive any kind of confirmation".

Royal Jordanian: “Personally I think there will be an effect, what or by how much I am waiting to hear back. We are talking to them about this delay and they promised to come back to us by February to tell us if there will be an effect on Royal Jordanian’s scheduled delivery or not,” Hussein Dabbas, CEO. Source: Bloomberg, 19-Jan-2011.

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