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RJ to stop Royal Wings operations, offers solutions to employees

By JT - Nov 13,2018 - Last updated at Nov 13,2018

AMMAN — Royal Jordanian (RJ) said its board of directors and the board of directors of Royal Wings agreed to stop the operations of Royal Wings on November 30 this year, according to an RJ statement released on Tuesday. 

Royal Wings is an RJ-owned charter company. 

The statement said the decision was taken because of high operating costs, and subsequent losses incurred by Royal Wings over the past years. 

The task of promoting and selling the charter flights that used to be carried out by Royal Wings will now fall on Royal Jordanian's Commercial Department, the statement added. 

Negotiations are going on at this stage between RJ and two parties interested in buying Royal Wings, said the statement, adding that the process may take some time.

As for the employees working at Royal Wings, 12 of them, who had been seconded from RJ to Royal Wings, will return to work for RJ.

The other 95 Royal Wings employees were offered several flexible options, and after interviews, 18 employees were accepted to work for RJ as they met RJ’s job requirements.

The process of interviewing is still ongoing, according to the statement. 

Those who do not make it are offered voluntary release from service, which is an option that is also available to all Royal Wings employees. 

Under the terms of the release, a staff employee is given a half-month salary for each year of service, based on the employee's most recent gross salary, as per the terms and conditions of the collective contract signed recently by Royal Wings and the General Union of Air Transport and Tourism.

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