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Wed 30 Apr 2014 02:21 PM

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Royal Jordanian announces resignation of CEO

Airline says Amer Hadidi has stepped down less than two years after being appointed

Royal Jordanian announces resignation of CEO

Royal Jordanian said on Wednesday that its CEO Amer Hadidi has resigned, less than two years after being appointed

The airline's board of directors said in a statement they it has accepted the resignation of Hadidi and commended his efforts during his tenure, which started on July 3, 2012

The carrier's chairman, Nasser Lozi, will act as president/CEO, effective immediately, the statement added

Former minister of trade and industry Hadidi replaced Hussein Dabbas in July 2012

Hadidi served as trade minister between 2007 and 2011 and was secretary general at the Ministry of Transport and a board member of the carrier in 2006 and 2007.

Hadidi was also advisor at the Royal Court and head of economic and social affairs at the office of King Abdullah

Royal Jordanian, a member of the Oneworld, has consolidated some of its routes and reduced flight frequencies in the wake of political turmoil in the Arab world

The airline was founded in 1963 and was the first Middle Eastern airline to order Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

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Sanj 5 years ago

Thought QR was the first airline with the Dreamliner 787